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Smashing Pumpkins Lead Night of ’90s Nostalgia

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Smashing Pumpkins (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Plenty of souls appeased their teenage selves with a taste of yesteryear at PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday night, as Smashing Pumpkins crashed through a set filled with alt-rock hits, including “Today,” “Cherub Rock” and “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” While Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took a couple songs to get the crowd warmed up, those in attendance went wild for a few Oasis cover songs and a Beatles closer. Late ’90s rockers AFI, led by charismatic frontman Davey Havok, got the night started on the right foot. Smashing Pumpkins has gained a bit of a resurgence in recent years with a trio of original members — singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain.

All photos were taken by Jeff Hahne

Smashing Pumpkins setlist
Knights of Malta
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Fire and Rain
Ava Adore
Tonight, Tonight
Blue Skies Bring Tears
Cherub Rock
The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds setlist
Fort Knox
Holy Mountain
Keep On Reaching
It’s a Beautiful World
She Taught Me How to Fly
Black Star Dancing
This Is the Place
Little by Little
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Don’t Look Back in Anger
All You Need Is Love

AFI setlist
Get Dark
17 Crimes
Girl’s Not Grey
Beautiful Thieves
Trash Bat
Back Into the Sun
End Transmission
Miss Murder

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