Smashing Pumpkins Return to Champions Square

It’s hard to believe but The Smashing Pumpkins have been around since 1988. Friday night’s show at Champions Square marked the tenth time I’ve seen the band live. I was not lucky enough to see them in a small club. They’ve always been big; I can’t even imagine seeing them in a small club.

Friday’s show was part of the Pumpkins Rock Invasion 2 Tour. The set was a collection of songs spanning across the Pumpkins career, less their debut. They also brought back a fan favorite cover of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime,” last played back in 2000. The material from CRY, their latest album, translated well to live performance. If you ever have a chance to see the Pumpkins live, do yourself a favor, and do so. You can see more pictures of the amazing show here.



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