Corgan to sing for “Cruise” audience tonight on the lake by his city 1:14 pm // Tuesday, June 12, 2012Posted by susan in chicago, live, news, oceania.
The Smashing Pumpkins are playing host to an Oceania listening party on a boat off Chicago this evening. As announced last week, the Odyssey Chicago will be launched upon the waters of Lake Michigan, transporting band members, fifteen winners of an essay contest, an unknown number of radio contest winners, and members of the Resistance Pro wrestling family.
Passengers on this “Oceania Cruise” not only will check out the new Pumpkins album (now streaming in full on iTunes, if by some chance you managed to miss that) but also will likely be treated to a brief live set by singer Billy Corgan; this morning, Corgan asked his Twitter followers to suggest songs for him to perform.
UPDATE (6/13): Corgan did indeed perform several songs, joined by Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder for a rendition of the pre-Gish song “Bleed.” Dan Hyman has written a report for Rolling Stone. HU reader BitterT was there and has uploaded a few videos of the show to his YouTube account; I’d expect more videos are coming as the day wears on. The apparent setlist was: