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)
Soundboard audio makes this MCIS tour show a must listen.
The famous Siamese Metro show from Chicago
Siamese Dream, Pro Shot, Soma Opener……Stunning.
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.
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 band at their peak of the MCIS tour pro shot.
Amazing quality, amazing setlist. The band is totally on fire.
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.
The Magpie Salute have been keeping their setlist’s wide open on their debut tour in the US. The folks in New Jersey on Wed night were treated to an old Bob Marley classic which was originally on The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion in 1992.
The Black Crowes performed the song 25 times total
They honored hometown alt-rock veterans the Smashing Pumpkins with a cover of “Disarm”.
Black Crowes fans have been in withdrawal waiting on some top shelf rock n roll. The Magpie Salute have finally landed in the states and are delivering that much needed fix. After one night in Indianapolis the band are playing two in Chicago at the legendary Metro. Custard Pie & My Morning Song were two of many highlights last night.
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU’RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN’ / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND
Features “The Jersey Cowgirls” (Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) on several songs, reminiscent of the Asbury Park concerts. Last tour performances of “Shut Out The Light” and “When You’re Alone“.
Audience tape. Released on CDR ‘Nashville 96’ and ‘At The Ryman’.
Video of the entire set. It has been my experience seeing both U2 and the Rolling Stones that the opening act usually suffers from weaker sound. It is just the way it is. But still an excellent capture.