Smashing Pumpkins – Live In Seattle 24/08/2018 (Shiny & Oh So Bright Tour, opening night)

When Smashing Pumpkins made their one and only UK stop in London on the first leg of the much anticipated ‘Shiny & Oh So Bright Tour’, it was an utterly thrilling experience.  A mammoth three hour audio-visual extravaganza, the set made fantastic use of video screens and costume changes.  Despite being in a huge, impersonal venue, it truly felt special – a show in every sense.  [A full review of the night can be found here.]

For those not lucky enough to make it to London on that October night, here is some consolation.  Below is a full three hour show, filmed professionally on the opening night of the tour.  While it doesn’t give the greatest look into the stuff experienced on the video screens, it gives a good flavour of the tour.  The set list is identical; the performance is strong, with surprisingly few hitches for an opening night.

Turn down the lights.  Join Billy, James and Jimmy on an epic musical journey…