Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins - Back Together & Better Than Ever

Sunday night, The Smashing Pumpkins played to thousands of fans at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Their "Shiny and Oh So Bright" tour brings the original lineup of singer Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin back together, something that fans have been waiting for for years now.

The band hit the stage promptly at 8:15 p.m. with Billy Corgan starting out solo on stage, playing "Disarm" while photos of him as a "little boy" played on giant screens behind him. From there, the band kicked right into a set that ran for over three hours and included all of the big hits and some B sides that even the biggest fans were surprised to hear. There were even some covers sprinkled into the set, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity".

Whether you are a huge fan of the Pumpkins, or used to be a fan, you left the arena loving this band even more than before. Their set was absolutely amazing from start to finish, complete with Corgan's costume changes. There's a clear difference in shows from the past few years, compared to shows with the band back together. Every song sounded awesome, and the entire band, including Billy, seemed sincerely happy to be playing together again. It was an amazing night that won't soon be forgotten. Check out a few photos from the show below.


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