4. Geek U.S.A.
6. Window Paine
7. Lightning Strikes
11. Frail and Bedazzled
14. Pale Horse
15. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
+ I Am One (tease)
16. Cherub Rock
18. My Love is Winter
19. For Martha
22. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Click for 88 pictures of the Smashing Pumpkins performing at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on October 10th, 2011.
“Whatever Corgan and his latest cast of bandmates lacked in crowd interaction, they made up for with heart-rending extensions of the band’s traditional jams. Siva, for example, takes on a life beyond its lyrics, only allowed to end when Corgan has bent is original melody and tortured his own vocals, when a pained and violent screech curdles the crowd’s blood and announces its own end. Every song comes with its traditional length, followed immediately by approximately three minutes of aggressive rock posturing.” - Kelsey Whipple
“Of course, the show was sold out, and chances are not one of those 1,300 were complaining about the amazingness the Pumpkins laid down. The band raged through a set chock-full of songs from both their newest album Oceania as well as many of their old classics as far back as the album Gish. The Pumpkins illuminated the stage with their energy and endless list of hits. The band seemed to effortlessly flow through each song, but with experience and energy that truly captivated the fans. The Pumpkins played from all eras of their discography despite Corgan being the only remaining original member. It was an intimate encounter any die-hard Pumpkins fan was hoping for.” - Josh Barrett, Metromix
“The show started strong and loud, and as soon as Corgan’s shrill scream pierced the air, a wave of excitement crashed down and filled the room. Corgan stood much taller above his bandmates—guitarist Jeff Schroeder on his left and bass player Nicole Fiorentino on his right—and at times he hunched over to see the frets on his white Fender Stratocaster, which classically hung low to his waist. Schroeder, though he rarely took the spotlight, pulled some deep cuts out of his guitar and led the fire at the beginning of the evening, but Corgan soon took all control and threw his instrument hard to bring up the volume on every solo. Meanwhile, drummer Mike Byrne sat behind his kit and pounded hard on his skins – some of the only times Corgan smiled during the show were when he’d look up to see Byrne thrashing around in perfect rhythm. It wasn’t until the very last possible minute that Corgan addressed the crowd directly. Focused so much on the music that he barely looked up at the audience more than a few times, he took a breather in between the final two songs to thank us profusely before launching into Bullet with Butterfly Wings. It was the only truly iconic song they played all night, but that is classically Pumpkins, and perfectly Billy Corgan. He’ll do exactly what he wants, but he knows just what he has to do to pull you right in.” – PopMatters
“Last night was my 8th Pumpkins show and by far the most rocking I have ever seen them!!! It was 2 hours and 15 minutes of energy! Highlights were Starla, Soma, the I Am One tease was AMAZING, and Bullet with Butterfly Wings was fresh and full of energy!” - Ryan Spahr