Members of The Killers and Rage Against The Machine also played alongside Billy Corgan
Marilyn Manson joined Smashing Pumpkins on stage to perform two songs last night (December 5) in London.
The singer, who is currently in the UK promoting his forthcoming album ‘The Pale Emperor’, joined the band for the encore of their gig at Camden venue KOKO to play his own track ‘Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge’ as well as duet with Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan on ‘Ava Adore’ (see video above).
Manson had previously hinted at the collaboration, telling NME: “It’s harder for bands of our generation to make a dent. But that’s exactly why we might end up on stage together somewhere in London very soon. While we’re both here, we should do it on the spot, like ’21 Jump Street’.” At the end of the first track, he addressed the crowd, saying: “Goddamn Smashing Motherfucking Pumpkins.”
The show was the first UK gig for Smashing Pumpkins new touring line-up, which features The Killers’ Mark Stoermer on bass and Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. Coming on stage at 8:10pm, the band played a career-spanning set that included songs from their new record ‘Monuments To An Elegy’, including opener ‘One And All (We Are)’.
“It’s Friday night,” Corgan reminded the crowd midway through the set. After a well-received run of classic songs ‘Disarm’, ‘Zero’ and ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’, the group revealed a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Fame’, which has been a feature of their setlists on this tour so far. They then left for the stage for the first time after finishing on ‘Siamese Dream’ track ‘Silverfuck’.
Smashing Pumpkins played:
‘One And All (We Are)’
‘Drum + Fife’
‘Glass and the Ghost Children’
‘Stand Inside Your Love’
‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings’
‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’