Smashing Pumpkins Perform David Bowie and Kiss Covers at Rock In Rio Performance
Last night (May 26) Smashing Pumpkins took to the stage at Rock in Rio in Lisbon, Portugal powering through a monstrous nineteen song set.
Kicking it off with ‘Zero,’ Smashing Pumpkins made quick work of their extensive catalog playing three songs from their 1993 release ‘Siamese Dream’ including ‘Cherub Rock’ and Today.’ 1995′s ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ had a strong presence throughout their set as well with ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings,’ ‘1979’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight.’
The enthusiastic crowd was also introduced to three songs from the Pumpkins upcoming release ‘Oceania’ including the title track in addition to ‘Quasar’ and ‘Panopticon.’
While their set focused mainly on Smashing Pumpkins original material, two of the songs delivered during the four song encore offered up some fun surprises. First was the sprawling rendition of Space Oddity,’ David Bowie’s 1969 song about Major Tom.
After performing their next song ‘X.Y.U.’, Corgan took some time to thank the crowd before returning to the stage to close out the night with a Pumpkins-infused rendition of ‘Black Diamond’ by Kiss. You can watch it all in the pro-shot footage from the show.
Smashing Pumpkins new disc ‘Oceania’ is due out on June 19 and will mark their seventh studio album. Check out the cover art and track listing here.
Smashing Pumpkins return home to Chicago for a show on June 14 at Metro Smart Bar before heading to Australia to kick off a tour run.