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- Posted on Jul 27th 2010 11:30AM by Ginny Yang
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The reformed alt-rockers had been playing a string of intimate venues earlier this month, but pulled out all the stops for their sold-out performance at the three-story concert hall. The Pumpkins opened their set with 'Astral Planes' off of their latest offering 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope,' amid flashing backlights and two giant fans made out of cracked glass. The rest of the show featured ample new material, while classic tracks like 'Today,' 'Cherub Rock' and 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' instigated mosh pits on the ground floor.
Dressed in a printed button-down and flanked by guitarist Jeff Schroeder and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, Corgan was short on small talk. However, he took the time halfway through the concert to introduce his new lineup, which also includes "whiz kid" drummer Mike Byrne. After calling out to his "old school fans," he immediately followed with an apology: "I'm sorry for what I've done to you."
Later in the evening, the singer informs the crowd, "The concert ends when you say so ... I'm your little rock 'n' roll puppet." He then made a dig at Pavement before resuming his wide-legged stance and raising his fists throughout the remainder of the band's two-hour pummeling set. When the night finally came to a close with encore performances of 'Freak' and 'Gossamer,' the frontman stood at the edge of the stage and gratefully thanked his fans, who had seemingly forgiven the rock veteran for any misdeeds.