Smashing Pumpkins Have ‘Massive Failure’ At Show, Did They Apologize?


The Smashing Pumpkins cut “Muzzle” from their setlist in Sioux Falls on Tuesday following ‘massive technical failure’ according to Billy Corgan. The band usually end their main set on The Shiny and Oh So Bright tour with the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness classic, but they instead closed the set with “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.”

A fan asked Corgan on Instagram, “Why no Muzzle in Sioux Falls?” Corgan responded, “Massive technical failure on stage. Apologies.”

RideTheBullAmirite posted on the Smashing Pumpkins Reddit, “He was really having a hard time with his in-ears and battery pack. I was wondering if that was the reason. Looks like it.”

Argus Leader‘s review praised the show, “The Smashing Pumpkins might not be everyone’s taste in music, but they sure are fun to watch.

The American rock band rocked the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Tuesday night with an incredible three-hour performance.

Part of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, the concert offered up an evening of art rock, unique covers and fan favorites.”

The review later stated, “With another hour left to go, Corgan took a moment to address the fans.

‘Thank you so much for sticking around…there’s about 40 more songs to go,’ teased the singer.

The band then blew threw several more popular numbers, including ‘Today’ and ‘Try, Try, Try.’ For the main set’s finale, Corgan beckoned the audience to sing along as he belt out ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings.’

Following a plea from the rowdy crowd, The Smashing Pumpkins returned to the stage for a fiery encore of ‘Solara.’ And to treat those fans who stuck it out to the end, the band performed a quirky cover of Betty Noyes’ ‘Baby Mine’ complete with a ukulele.”