Youtube has become the place to find amazing live performances of your favorite band. Lists are always better for discussion than anything else as no one fan will ever agree on a list such as this. As a long time fan of this band this is of course simply my opinion. The list is based on several factors (performance, setlist, and quality)
The Smashing Pumpkins – (Washington Square) Miami Beach,Fl 8.5.92
Smashing Pumpkins – San Jose Arena/San Jose 12-16-96
Soundboard audio makes this MCIS tour show a must listen.
Smashing Pumpkins – Live at the Metro 8/14/93
The famous Siamese Metro show from Chicago
The Smashing Pumpkins – Full Concert – 04/27/94 – Fillmore Auditorium
Siamese Dream, Pro Shot, Soma Opener……Stunning.
Smashing Pumpkins – 1998/05/14 – Spielbudenplatz; Hamburg, DE
Smashing Pumpkins – Live at the Fillmore (2007) [FULL CONCERT]
Haters are going to hate but the 2007 residencies in Asheville and San Francisco were something to behold. The sheer amount of songs played & written were staggering. I do think the band should have recorded and released a show from the Asheville residency as opposed to the San Francisco one. The shows in Asheville had better energy from the crowd and the band. However this performance captures some of that tension in San Francisco. This set is not complete and features mostly B sides and new songs but it is an amazing document of this point in time.
Smashing Pumpkins – Live at the Metro (1990) [FULL CONCERT]
The Smashing Pumpkins performed at the Metro, Chicago, on August 25th, 1990. High Quality. This footage is found on the Gish Reissue DVD (Box Set only)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Live in Düsseldorf (Germany, 1996)
The band at their peak of the MCIS tour pro shot.
The Smashing Pumpkins Live @ Eurockéennes 04-07-1997 (Belfort, France)
Amazing quality, amazing setlist. The band is totally on fire.
Smashing Pumpkins 2000-10-19 Bercy Paris France
Stunning performance pro shot from the tail end of the Machina tour. This show opens with the acoustic set that would be showcased in the final few months of the tour. Mike Garson on piano.