Thursday night, Smashing Pumpkins played their special 30th anniversary show in Holmdel, New Jersey, which featured guest appearances from Courtney Love, Deftones‘ Chino Moreno, Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, AFI‘s Davey Havok, Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, and Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers. Fan-uploaded highlights of the show are streaming now online.
Love — whose inclusion in the show came as a bit of surprise, given her rocky relationship with Billy Corgan — joined the Pumpkins to play “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” as well as the Hole songs “Celebrity Skin” and “Malibu.” Corgan co-wrote both songs.
Moreno gave an assist during rare performances of the Pumpkins songs “Bodies” and “Snail,” while the boys from The Killers sat in during “Cherub Rock” and “1979.” With McGrath, Corgan and company performed Sugar Ray’s “Fly” and covered Judas Priest‘s “Breaking the Law.”
Towards the end of the show, Hook, whose son Jack Bates plays bass in the current iteration of the Pumpkins, arrived on stage to perform New Order’s “Age of Consent” and Joy Division’s “Transmission.” The “Transmission” performance also featured Havok.
To end the main set, the Pumpkins invited Hook, Havok and Love and perform Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
The 30th anniversary show was part of Smashing Pumpkins’ Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, the first run in nearly 20 years to feature original members Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Original bassist D’arcy Wretzky is not involved. The tour continues this Saturday in Pittsburgh.
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