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Smashing Pumpkins Reviews

Classic RockIndie & RockConcertsLegends Live

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 25



4.0 star rating from Groton, Connecticut


Great show, how I loved them growing up in the 90's. Billy sounded great, he held back on some of the big notes but was probably for the better. The other guitarist sounded good but come on man get more excited about being there! I know it's not madison square garden, but when Billy asked him if he liked Uncasville he said yeah, I went to Jersey mikes..... unbelievable. We pay good money to be there, be more enthusiastic about being on stage.

4.0 star rating Reelboss from West Palm Beach, Florida


Excellent performance, sound was muffled. The instruments drowned out Billy’s voice… left me craving crisper vocals.

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.

2.0 star rating Jason from Huntsville, Alabama


Why did the opening act take 3 hours? Was Billy backstage throwing another tantrum and refusing to go on? It was amazing how many people were yelling for Interpol to get off stage in between songs. They just went on and on! Did Billy forget who his key demographic is? Hint: it’s not a bunch of 20 year olds who want to hear Interpol. The pumpkins are master musicians, but I think their sound guy had them amped up for a much larger venue. It sounded blown out. Honestly, the fact that they made us wait 3 hours listening to a shitty opening act already had us pissed. Then, Billy decided to play a bunch of random songs instead of sticking to the hits? I’m not going to pretend like that was a good concert just because I love the Pumpkins.


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