Smashing Pumpkins played a special 30th anniversary concert in Holmdel, New Jersey last night (August 2).
The band were joined by a number of special guests including Courtney Love, Deftones‘ frontman Chino Moreno, Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order, AFI frontman Davey Havok, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, and The Killers‘ Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer.
They also performed Gish track ‘Snail’ for the first time in 18 years, while also treating fans to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ song ‘Bodies’. Chino Moreno joined Smashing Pumpkins for those tracks, which you can see below.
Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers joined the band for ‘Cherub Rock’ and ‘1979’ while Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath helped out on a cover of his band’s smash-hit track, ‘Fly’ as well as a cover of Judas Priest’s ‘Breaking the Law’. See footage of the Sugar Ray cover below.
Courtney Love was also a special guest and came out to perform Hole tracks ‘Celebrity Skin’ and ‘Malibu’ – songs which were co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Corgan. She also helped out on a performance of Pumpkins’ song ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’. See a clip of her performances below.
Peter Hook guested on New Order’s ‘Age of Consent’, while AFI’s Davey Havok joined him and the band for a performance of ‘Transmission’.
The band, plus Hook, Havok, and Love, finished the show with a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. You can see the full set list below.
Smashing Pumpkins played:
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Bodies (with Chino Moreno) (First performance since 2008)
Snail (with Chino Moreno) (First full band performance since 2000)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)
Cherub Rock (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
1979 (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
Fly (Sugar Ray cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Celebrity Skin (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Malibu (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love)
Bullet With Butterfly Wings (with Courtney Love)
Age of Consent (New Order cover) (with Peter Hook) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Transmission (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook and Davey Havok)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook, Davey Havok, and Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Baby Mine (Betty Noyes cover)
Peter Hook’s son Jack Bates is currently touring as the Pumpkins’ bassist in the absence of original member D’Arcy Wretzky following the feud between her and frontman Billy Corgan.