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Billy Corgan Has A Formula For Creating A Smashing Pumpkins Setlist

by Paul Cashmere on April 6, 2023

in News

Billy Corgan says the art of putting together a setlist for The Smashing Pumpkins has a lot to do with balance.

Fans may have noted that songs from the first Smashing Pumpkins albums ‘Gish’ are rarities these days.

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Billy Corgan tells Noise11.com, “The funny thing is we are very fond of, and like playing, songs from ‘Gish’. We just find that the general audience, particularly like in festival settings, they just don’t know the material. I don’t why because ‘Gish’ was a very successful record. It might be a generational thing. We could be playing a pretty big song off ‘Gish’ and we could be playing a song by another band they never heard. That’s where it gets difficult”.

Billy understands that for some of the older fans it may feel odd. “I can see how it comes across publicly as ignoring part of your history but that’s not the way we feel about it. We just want to put on the best show. You get to this weird point where you are trying to do something because you feel like you should, but the thing you need in concert is a certain amount of recognition”.

Being the headline act also narrows the setlist. “When you are headlining a show there is a particular pressure after a long day and a lot of music, there is a lot of pressure to justify that position in the day. I would say from a setlist point of view there is a lot less latitude there for what you can play. We have kind of found a balance. We are also playing a lot of new songs so that’s sometimes were you also make choices to not play old songs”.

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SET TIMES

Saturday, April 15 : Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD
1.00pm Doors
1.30-2.00pm PistonFist
2.20-2.50pm Battlesnake
2.55-3.15pm Wrestling
3.15-4.00pm Redhook
4.05 – 4.25pm Wrestling
4.25 – 5.25pm Amyl &The Sniffers
5.30 – 6.00pm Wrestling
6.00 – 7.00pm Jane’s Addiction
7.45 -9.45pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday, April 16 : Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
12.00pm Doors
12.30 – 1.00pm PistonFist
1.20 – 1.50pm Battlesnake
1.55 – 2.15pm Wrestling
2.15 – 3.00pm Redhook
3.05 – 3.25pm Wrestling
3.25 – 4.25pm Amyl &The Sniffers
4.30 – 5.00pm Wrestling
5.00 – 6.00pm Jane’s Addiction
6.45 – 8.45pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Tuesday, April 18: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES SOLD OUT
4.00pm Doors
4.25 – 4.55pm Battlesnake
5.00 – 5.30pm Wrestling
5.30 – 6.30pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.35 – 7.05pm Wrestling
7.05 – 8.05pm Jane’s Addiction
8.50 -10.50pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Wednesday, April 19: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW ALL AGES
4.00pm Doors
4.25 – 4.55pm Battlesnake
5.00 – 5.30pm Wrestling
5.30 – 6.30pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.35 – 7.05pm Wrestling
7.05 – 8.05pm Jane’s Addiction
8.50 -10.50pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Saturday, April 22: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC
3.00pm Doors
3.35 – 4.05pm Calibre
4.10 – 4.30pm Wrestling
4.30 – 5.00pm Battlesnake
5.05 – 5.25pm Wrestling
5.25 – 6.25pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.30- 7.00pm Wrestling
7.00 – 8.00pm Jane’s Addiction
8.45 -10.45pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday, April 23: Kyral Castle, Ballarat VIC
2.00pm Doors
3.00 – 3.30pm Battlesnake
3.50 – 4.20pm Redhook
4.20 – 5.20pm Wrestling
5.20 – 6.10pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.10 – 7.15pm Wrestling
7.15 – 8.15pm Jane’s Addiction
9.00 – 11.00pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Wednesday, April 26: Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA ALL AGES
4.00pm Doors
4.15 – 4.35pm Soda
4.55 – 5.25pm Battlesnake
5.30 – 5.50pm Wrestling
5.50 – 6.50pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.55 – 7.15pm Wrestling
7.15 – 8.15pm Jane’s Addiction
9.00 -11.00pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Thursday; April 27: PICA, Port Melbourne VIC SOLD OUT
5.40pm Doors
6.00 – 6.20pm Wrestling
6.20 – 7.00pm Amyl & The Sniffers
7.00 – 7.20pm Wrestling
7.20 – 8.20pm Jane’s Addiction
9.00 – 11.00pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Saturday, April 29: Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW ALL AGES
3.30pm Doors
4.10 – 4.30pm Wrestling
4.30 – 5.00pm Battlesnake
5.05 – 5.25pm Wrestling
5.25 – 6.25pm Amyl & The Sniffers
6.30 – 7.00pm Wrestling
7.00 – 8.00pm Jane’s Addiction
8.45 -10.45pm The Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday, April 30: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD
12.00pm Doors
12.30 – 1.00pm The Silencio
1.20 – 1.50pm Battlesnake
1.55 – 2.15pm Wrestling
2.15 – 3.00pm Redhook
3.05 – 3.25pm Wrestling
3.25 – 4.25pm Amyl & The Sniffers
4.30 – 5.00pm Wrestling
5.00 – 6.00pm Jane’s Addiction
6.45 – 8.45pm The Smashing Pumpkins

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