The Smashing Pumpkins performed “Quiet” for the first time in nearly thirty years during their headlining set at Riot Fest.
The band took to their Chicago hometown on September 17th, where they performed some rare tunes. A standout track from that set was their Siamese Dream song “Quiet.” It marked the Smashing Pumpkins’ first live performance of the track since 1994.
Not only did they perform “Quiet” for the first time in 27 years, but they also performed “Shame” for the first time since 2010. Alongside those rarities, the Smashing Pumpkins played through more recent songs like “The Colour Of Love,” “Wyttch,” and “Ramona.”
Watch Smashing Pumpkins’ performance of “Quiet” and check out the setlist in full below.
At Riot Fest, Smashing Pumpkins joined the likes of artists like Run The Jewels and Slipknot. Their huge set ran for nearly two hours and boasted a whopping 20 tracks that spanned eight of their 11 studio albums.
Smashing Pumpkins have been revisiting some older music as of late. They recently announced their first archival release, Live In Japan, 1992. Frontman Billy Corgan has teased archival releases of previously unheard music for years. As part of the 30th anniversary celebration for Gish, which featured a two-hour livestream Q&A and listening party with Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin, they announced Live In Japan, 1992.
According to Instagram, the forthcoming release’s “audio is from a board tape and is not available anywhere else.” The show took place in February 1992 at Kawasaki’s Club Citta, and it saw the band performing tracks like “Slunk” “Bury Me,” “Blue,” and more.
Lead photo courtesy of Linda Strawberry.