Concert Reviews

Smashing Pumpkins at 1STBANK, 10/16/12


SMASHING PUMPKINS @ 1STBANK CENTER | 10/16/12

"So, for those of you who are insiders into our multi-faceted world, you know that we're playing our album first tonight, Oceania," Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan told the crowd at 1STBANK Center on Tuesday night. "And then, if I'm in the mood...I have been know to be fickle -- a flip-flopper, maybe. A bit of a gig flip-flopper. Then we get around to playing a few classics at the end. In the beginning, they were just really good songs, and now they're classics. See, the funny thing is now we're playing good songs that one day may be classics. Ironic, isn't it, to have lived that long?"

See also: - Review: Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre, 10/10/11 - A Dear John letter to Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins

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