The Smashing Pumpkins are officially on tour. The band has kicked off the anticipated "The Shiny And Oh So Bright" tour in Glendale, Arizona.
After months of teasing, the veteran rockers returned onstage to perform a massive 31-song setlist that featured their most popular hits and a couple of covers. The original lineup of the band including Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, and Jimmy Chamberlin performed at the concert.
Former bassist D'Arcy Wretzky is still out of the lineup.
The Smashing Pumpkins Tour Setlist
Among the songs performed by the alternative rock band on Thursday, July 12, include "Disarm," "The Everlasting Gaze," "Soma," "Tonight, Tonight," "Blew Away," and a lot more. For the cover, Corgan and crew surprised fans with a cover of "Stairway to Heaven," originally performed by Led Zeppelin.
According to the Rolling Stone, this is the first time that the Smashing Pumpkins performed the rock classic in a live concert.
The Chicago-born rock legends also blessed their fans with a live performance of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
To keep in line with classic lineup setlist, the Smashing Pumpkins paired their new song "Solara" with "Baby of Mine," an original soundtrack from the Disney animated movie Dumbo.
"Solara" is the band's reunion single. It was released last month accompanied by an eerie music video.
The Smashing Pumpkins On Tour
The Smashing Pumpkins announced earlier this year that their original lineup will reunite for a massive tour across North America that will take place from July until September. Then, the band will be heading to Europe on fall to perform in London at the SSE Wembley Arena and in Italy at the Bologna Unipol Arena. More European dates and venues are expected to be added.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Corgan talked about reuniting with bandmate Iha and the rest of the gang after a decade.
"When we were working with Rick Rubin out in California...I looked across the room at James, and it was like looking through a tunnel back through all those years," he stated via Alternative Nation. "I was just like, 'I can't believe we're back in the same room and we're making music. This is so cool."
The Smashing Pumpkins will next perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Saturday, July 14. Then they will head to the Frank Erwin Arena in Austin on Monday, July 16. Tickets are still available via the band's official website.