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Smashing Pumpkins Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 14



5.0 star rating Liza from Denver, Colorado


One of the best concerts i've ever seen in my life! Billy Corgan was at the TOP of his game. This show actually blew me away. The sound was incredible, the lights and visuals were perfect and really added to the high level of this performance. BRAVO!!!

5.0 star rating Justin Williams from Sacramento, California


Wow, what an amazing show on August 28th at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The show time clocked in at over 3 hours at about 3 hours 15 minutes. This is a pretty remarkable amount of time for a band to play. They played all the great songs you would expect, with extreme effort and spot on sound. The stage set ups (plural), were amazing and the guitar solos by Billy Corgan were simply brilliant. You often forget how good of a guitar player he is because he does so much else, but he's one of the best and this show will make you a believer. Bravo Smashing Pumpkins, I just saw one of the best concerts of my life after being very disappointed in the 1996 concerts. If you have the opportunity, take it and spend your night watching this amazing band at their peak (yes, I said it), you will not be let down. Enjoy Pumpkins fans, your patience and perseverance will be greatly rewarded by this show.

5.0 star rating Janice from Columbus, Ohio


I have been a fan since the mid 90s, that was by far the absolute best show I’ve ever seen. It was so appealing to my senses. The backdrop videos were mesmerizing, but nothing like the music, it drew me in from the first note, till the very last. I even enjoyed the “not so popular songs” because the band was perfectly spot on. After every song, I found myself saying “Oh my”. Totally amazing, would love to follow the tour to all 36 venues

5.0 star rating John from Baltimore, Maryland


I have been a fan of the Pumpkins since the early 1990's. I have seen them once before at Lollapalooza in 1994, and they were very good that time. This time was much better. Not only did they sound better, but they seemed to be in a much better place. The entire band seemed to be very happy to be back on stage with each other. I watched and listened to the show with a smile on my face. Billy's voice sounded better than it has in a long time. It was one of the best shows that I have ever been to. I would definitely want to see them again.

5.0 star rating VP from New York, New York


I had seen them in 1996 and it was terrible. The sound was distorted and the stage was all black with no lights. Last night couldn’t have been better or more different. The sound level was perfect, the band was very tight, and the setlist impeccable. Bravo Corgan, Iha, and Chamberlain!!!

5.0 star rating Renee from Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Been a fan since 1990 and I am sooo happy that I got to FINALLY see them over the weekend. Billy Corgan's vocals were amazing as always. LOVE HIM!!!!! Worth waiting 20 years!! Smashing Pumpkins 2018 was an AWESOME concert and I would go see them again and again!!!!!!!!

5.0 star rating Eric from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Seen the show in philadelphia last night and I was completely blown away. They sounded so great! I would highly recommend seeing this show if you’re a fan of the smashing pumpkins, or even if you’re not you may become one! Billy’s voice was on point and the whole band was amazing. I absolutely loved it and I hope they come back around again soon

4.0 star rating Nancy from Chicago,


Been a lif long fan and the band was tight focused and absolutely fantastic! The ease and joy they felt being together again was palatable. Loved it would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the early 90 scene

4.0 star rating Dwayne Williams from New York, New York


Smashing Pumpkins, you either hate them or love them. I've always liked Corgan's songwriting and have followed him throughout all the bands incarnations. Last nights performance at MSG was tight and professional. Billy is not the most endearing personality and to his credit, he did not reveal that during the show. What we received was a faithful rendition of many of their classics from the original band that were performed with passion. The stage show was elaborate with Billy doing many costume changes. The music was neither enhanced nor suffered as a result of the staging, with the music and his voice carrying the night to a very satisfying conclusion. Billy and his band mates played for three hours plus and gave the audience our monies worth. To me. a totally enjoyable and satisfying way to spend a Wednesday night in New York!

4.0 star rating Jopel from New York, New York


Everything from Gish, S. Dream, and infinite sadness sounded amazing. And for me that was enough. For a three hour Reunion show, you're going to hear some things you don't care for. For me, anything on adore and machina I find uninteresting, But, some people like it, so they played it. Could maybe have done without stairwsy to heaven and space odity. Pretty unoriginal covers The ego driven Billy induced, Billy love fest is a bit awkward, but he has always been that nerdy big kid that needs your adoration. Yeah, he's serious up there wearing my mothers curtains as a cape . I give a pass to all of thiat nonesense though . Billy shreds those timeless riffs from my youth and his voice sounded great, and the guy seems genuinely happy, while jimmy annd james let Billy do wtf he wants. For much of the night Jimmy was his bad ass self on the drums. I was waiting to hear him Bonham out on stairway. I guess only Bonham does that though. The good heavily outweighed the bad .pumpkins rule

3.0 star rating Joseph from Nashville, Tennessee


I personally felt the best time to see this band would have been during the Mellon Collie tour,when the band were at their best. Last night felt more of a nostoligia cash grab . I heard Billy Corgan is kinda of a control freak a$$hole. Last night he threw James Iha under the bus for a simple riff mistake 99 percent of the crowd missed,but Mr.Corgan stopped the show to point it out,and i quote,"These people expect perfection!" I think it is Mr.Corgan who expects perfection. Although singing notes is far from it.

2.0 star rating Jeff from Indianapolis, Indiana


The music had some amazing moments. However I found the show to be depressing and glum. Billy is obviously still a depressed teenager. To me, the whole thing had a negative vibe.

2.0 star rating Chicagobd from Chicago, Illinois


The musicianship and Corgans voice sounded very good. However the song choices were horrible . Way too many slow songs. I felt Billy was disconnected with the audience . Like he was playing for himself and not the fans . After everyone there was a long delay which felt like an intermission . People were sitting down . Some we're leaving . Just when u thing he would turn things around you get disappointed again . He deflated any ounce of energy that stadium had . Good job Billy . You got us again . 3 strikes and your out. Will never see them again

2.0 star rating Edgar from Boston, Massachusetts


Set contained a lot of slow songs that I used to skip. The band was sloppy and Billy Corgan was not an engaging presence. There were lots of lights, it was definitely "shiny and bright", but the lights did not add to the performance and I found them distracting. The venue was about half full and the whole thing felt like a dress rehearsal for an act that had not yet been ironed out. I have seen them before and enjoyed past performances, but this tour was not for me.


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