After the Smashing Pumpkins sent fans over the moon with the announcement of a reunion tour, Billy Corgan has upped the ante. The frontman just two days ago shared a list of songs that are in the running to feature in the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour—and it includes a few eyebrow-raising choices.
Fans already knew the band would treat them to a ‘greatest hits’ selection of tracks from their first five albums. And, true enough, iconic tunes such as “Mayonaise” and deep cuts like “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning” are on Corgan’s list. But no one expected that covers of Led Zeppelin, Joy Division and Bowie would also be among the proposed songs.
“Stairway to Heaven,” “Love will Tear Us Apart,” “Never Let Me Down Again” and “Space Oddity” make up the covers—besides “Landslide,” of course—on the list. The alt-rock outfit weren’t done there. In a post on Twitter and Instagram, Corgan urged fans to put in their two cents on what they’d like to hear. “The goal is to build an epic set!” he said. “So choose wisely.”
The Pumpkins’ Shiny and Oh So Bright tour kicks off in the summer, and stars three founding members in Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Unfortunately, the final piece of the puzzle, D’arcy Wretzky, has been replaced by Jeff Schroeder.
Check out the complete list of songs here:
The other day, I shared a set of ours from 1995. Which surprisingly engendered a lot of interest, and it got me thinking why not share our pool of PROPOSED songs (meaning the list we’ll use to build The Shiny and Oh So Bright set, so these aren’t in any particular order). And since we are a bit aways from going into rehearsals, and I’m sure we’ve missed a favorite or two, tag me @williampcorgan @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums and @jjjschroeder as well as @smashingpumpkins or #smashingpumpkins and most importantly #SP2018 with a screen cap of what you’d like to hear. But remember, the goal is to build an epic set! So choose wisely