Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins in Manila

2012 saw a lot of foreign artists coming in the country to perform for a show, one of them was 90’s alternative group Smashing Pumpkins which had a world tour for their latest album Oceania.

Although it was a rough time for the band (it was their first time in the Philippines) as the country’s facing strong typhoon, it was good that they did the show after postponing the scheduled date and moved it to another day.

Fans were waiting for the announcement the following day and it was a sigh of relief that they continued to do the show at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum despite heavy rains that still followed.

It was a great time watching them, especially being a fan of the early to mid 90’s rock era. It would have been great if the original members were reunited to play together, just like what I saw in the STP show, but it seemed that it would never happened. So the current lineup was more of like a Billy Corgan solo project only the name he carried was Smashing Pumpkins. Anyway, the new members were also great and they’ve pulled it off so well.

First half of the show saw them doing the full catalogue of Oceania, then on the next set, were mix of hit singles and songs from their previous albums.

Here are some of the captured clips from one of the fans who were able to witness the band’s awesome 2 1/2 hour long show!


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