The Smashing Pumpkins are opening up their world tour tonight, starting in Florida. According to recent comments made by Billy Corgan, the setlist at tonight’s show is going to be different from their next, which will be a festival show. A number of new songs have reportedly been rehearsed along with new arrangements.
Tonight, the band will also be hosting the first Madame Zuzu’s Backstage Experience -likely to be similar to last year’s VIP but with treats. Crestfallen reader, Sean will be attending. As he (and others) in attendances gives updates about the event, we will post them here.
Fans are being briefed. Pretty relaxed atmosphere. Only 18 for VIP tonight. –Sean
Smashing Pumpkins tour is called Shamrocks & Shenanigans Tour 2013 according to the new VIP laminate
In addition, new passport books were made but the posters sadly had a production error. Sean was told they would be mailed and not to expect posters at the venue until after the Raleigh, North Carolina show.
VIP Show: (video)
-Ugly was electric. Billy said he played it the original way. He made the song anti grunge to distance from that term-
Info from the Q&A:
1. Billy talked about his memoir being a very difficult process. Memory vs Reality
2. Possible Christmas album? Nicole says “lets do it.” -very much a joke-
3. Billy says the relationship with the band has been great.
/end VIP show -waiting for the main event
Smashing Pumpkins to take the stage soon as Aan set is complete.
Smashing Pumpkins main set:
6. Space Oddity
Banter about Tim Tebow
11. Violet Rays
13. The Chimera
14. One Diamond One Heart
16. The Celestials
17. Pale Horse
-/END OCEANIA SUITE-
If you are interested in the new stage/video set-up. We were sent two exclusive photos from Sean.