The Smashing Pumpkins Concert History

The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago. The band was formed in 1988 by Billy Corgan and James Iha, with bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin joining shortly after. Despite going through many lineup changes, the current lineup is identical to the original, with the exception of Wretzky, who would end up leaving the band just before their initial breakup in 2000.

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Sep 28, 2024
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Gallagher Square, Petco Park San Diego, California, United States
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Sep 25, 2024
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Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas

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Providence Park Stadium Portland, Oregon, United States
Sep 23, 2024
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T-Mobile Park Seattle, Washington, United States
Sep 20, 2024
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Oracle Park San Francisco, California, United States
Sep 18, 2024
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Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Sep 14, 2024
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SoFi Stadium Inglewood, California, United States
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Sep 11, 2024
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Globe Life Field Arlington, Texas, United States
Sep 07, 2024
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Coors Field Denver, Colorado, United States
Sep 04, 2024
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Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan, United States
Sep 01, 2024
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PNC Park Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 30, 2024
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Geodis Park Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Aug 28, 2024
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Truist Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Aug 24, 2024
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American Family Field Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Aug 22, 2024
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Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Aug 22, 2024
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Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Aug 20, 2024
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Azura Amphitheater Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
Aug 17, 2024
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Target Field Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Aug 13, 2024
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Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Aug 10, 2024
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Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 09, 2024
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Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Smashing Pumpkins / Explosions in the Sky
Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Nov 9, 2007
 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Lollapalooza 1994 on Jul 19, 1994 [632-small]

Lollapalooza 1994
Jul 19, 1994
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas on Aug 24, 2024 [154-small]

Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas
Aug 24, 2024
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Lollapalooza 1994 on Aug 3, 1994 [546-small]

Lollapalooza 1994
Aug 3, 1994
 Kingston, Rhode Island, United States
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The Smashing Pumpkins on Dec 13, 2014 [910-small]

The Smashing Pumpkins
Dec 13, 2014
 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas on Aug 17, 2024 [234-small]

Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas
Aug 17, 2024
 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas
Aug 10, 2024
 Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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KISS / The Smashing Pumpkins on Oct 31, 1998 [034-small]

KISS / The Smashing Pumpkins
Oct 31, 1998
 Los Angeles, California, United States
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KISS / The Smashing Pumpkins
Oct 31, 1998
 Los Angeles, California, United States
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KISS / The Smashing Pumpkins
Oct 31, 1998
 Los Angeles, California, United States
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Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas on Sep 23, 2024 [409-small]

Green Day / The Smashing Pumpkins / Rancid / The Linda Lindas
Sep 23, 2024
 Seattle, Washington, United States
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The Smashing Pumpkins / Noel Gallagher high flying birds / AFI on Aug 25, 2019 [340-small]

The Smashing Pumpkins / Noel Gallagher high flying birds / AFI
Aug 25, 2019
 Houston, Texas, United States
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The Smashing Pumpkins / Noel Gallagher high flying birds / AFI
Aug 25, 2019
 Houston, Texas, United States
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2024 42 concerts
2023 43 concerts
2022 57 concerts
2021 7 concerts
2019 39 concerts
2018 60 concerts
2017 1 concert
2016 32 concerts
2015 49 concerts
2014 11 concerts
2013 57 concerts
2012 48 concerts
2011 40 concerts
2010 67 concerts
2009 2 concerts
2008 83 concerts
2007 104 concerts
2005 36 concerts
2004 1 concert
2003 37 concerts
2002 15 concerts
2001 6 concerts
2000 126 concerts
1999 14 concerts
1998 67 concerts
1997 47 concerts
1996 167 concerts
1995 15 concerts
1994 101 concerts
1993 97 concerts
1992 69 concerts
1991 121 concerts
1990 25 concerts
1989 21 concerts
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is the Smashing Pumpkins?

The Smashing Pumpkins are a unique alt-rock band that formed in the late 1980s. While many other bands in the alt-rock scene were embracing a post-punk aesthetic, the Smashing Pumpkins, experimented with a diverse range of genres and maintained its status as a true “alternative” rock band.

During the early and mid-1990s, the band capitulated to the top of the charts with their second album Siamese Dream peaking at number ten on the Billboard 200 and 1995’s followup Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness reaching number one. Both are ranked on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

What genre is the Smashing Pumpkins?

While considered an alt-rock band, the Smashing Pumpkins have experimented with a wide range of genres. Rising to fame during the tail-end of the grunge years, the band embraced a post-grunge sound that was entirely its own. The band shed the punk rock influences of bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam and created a sound that differed significantly from grunge acts like Alice in Chains despite its integration of heavy metal and hard rock elements.

Singles from Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness layered numerous and often distorted guitar tracks onto each other to generate a unique sound that differed from other alt-rock and grunge acts of the time. When the band released Adore in 1998, the band moved away from their previous sound, embracing a unique blend of electronic elements like synthesizers alongside acoustic guitar and piano. Over the years, the band has continued experimenting with many different genres and sounds.

When was the Smashing Pumpkins formed?

Billy Corgan formed the Smashing Pumpkins in 1988 in Chicago. He and James Iha first performed using the name as a duo at a Polish bar in Chicago on July 9, 1988.

Where is the Smashing Pumpkins from?

The Smashing Pumpkins formed in Chicago, Illinois.

Where did the Smashing Pumpkins get its name?

Throughout the years, Billy Corgan has given various explanations about the origins and meaning of the band name. At one time, he said the name came from God. Later, Corgan said Gene Simmons visited him in a dream and told him that the lead singer of The Clash, Joe Stummer, was a drunk and smashed pumpkin, inspiring the band name. Another rumor has it that Corgan took the name from a British children's television program called The Story of Smashing Pumpkins. In perhaps the most reasonable version, a friend simply suggested the name to Corgan.

Wherever the name came from, we know Billy Corgan came up with it before he formed the band, and that he may be the only one who knows its true origins.

Who were the founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins?

Billy Corgan founded the Smashing Pumpkins in 1988 with Jame Iha. During their first performance, Corgan played bass, Iha played guitar, and a drum machine provided percussion. Soon thereafter, D’arcy Wretzy joined as the band’s permanent bassist and Jimmy Chamberlein joined as drummer with Corgan acting as frontman, lead vocalist, songwriter, and primary composer and Iha remaining on guitar.

Why did D'arcy Wretzky leave the Smashing Pumpkins?

Several members of the Smashing Pumpkins embraced heavy drug usage during the 1990s. After overdosing on heroin in 1996, Jimmy Chamberlin was arrested for drug possession and fired from the band. He returned in 1999 for “The Arising” tour. In September, Wretzky left the band due to her own battle with drugs. Not long after, she was arrested for possession of crack cocaine. Corgan has also admitted to using drugs heavily when touring with the band throughout the ‘90s.

Why did Smashing Pumpkins break up?

Wretzky left the Smashing Pumpkins during the recording of Machina/The Machines of God and was replaced by Mellisa Auf der Maur, formally of Hole. While the album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, it was not enough to keep the band together. On May 23, 2000, Corgan announced that the band would be breaking up. The Smashing Pumpkins performed its final concert that December.

The Smashing Pumpkins reunited in 2006, releasing Zeitgeist the following year. The only two original members of the new line-up were Corgan and Chamberlin with Chamberlin leaving the band again in 2009.

Over the next several years, Corgan and new guitarist and keyboardist Jeff Schroeder would remain the only stable members of the Smashing Pumpkins with other members rotating in and out with regularity. Chamberlin returned again in 2015 followed by Iha in 2018, 18 years after the band’s initial break-up.

What makes the jingling noise in the Smashing Pumpkins' song "Crush"?

The jingling noise in the song "Crush" by Smashing Pumpkins is created by a percussion instrument called a vibraslap.

How many concerts has The Smashing Pumpkins had?

The Smashing Pumpkins has had 1,717 concerts.

What genre is The Smashing Pumpkins?

The Smashing Pumpkins is most often considered to be Rock, Electronic, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal, Art Rock, Nu Metal, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Grunge, Permanent Wave, Symphonic Rock, Industrial Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, and Spacegrunge.

When is the next The Smashing Pumpkins concert?

The next The Smashing Pumpkins concert is on June 07, 2024 at Utilita Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. The bands performing are: The Smashing Pumpkins / Weezer / Teen Mortgage.

When was the last The Smashing Pumpkins concert?

The last The Smashing Pumpkins concert was on October 26, 2023 at saginaw civic center.

What setlist does The Smashing Pumpkins play live?

The songs that The Smashing Pumpkins performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 17, 2023 concert at Madame Zuzu's Teahouse in Highland Park, Illinois, United States:

  1. Rocket
  2. Cherub Rock
  3. Today
  4. Disarm
  5. Spaceboy
  6. Spaced
  7. Mayonaise
  8. Hummer
  9. Luna
  10. Purr Snickety

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