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The Smashing Pumpkins Perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

October 10, 2011 by  



The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Smashing Pumpkins
performed at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on October 8, 2011 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Elevated above the famed Las Vegas Strip, the evening began with several throwbacks to the band’s earlier years with tracks like “Geek U.S.A.” and “Starla.” Eventually, new material from the band’s soon-to-be-released album Oceania began to soar through the venue. Although the crowd sang along for the entire concert, one of the highlights of the evening came when frontman Billy Corgan stepped back to bask in the collective voices of the audience.

After a roaring and energetic encore, everyone in attendance cheered. As The Boulevard Pool began to empty out, concertgoers left with a greater dedication and heightened love for one of the country’s most acclaimed musical acts.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Since their triumphant return to the stage in 2007, the Pumpkins have headlined some of the biggest events around the globe including the Reading Festival, Rock Am Ring, and the V fest. In 2008, the band was inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk. Their first post-major label release was the song “Superchrist,” issued via the Guitar Center CD Fresh Cuts Vol. 2. They subsequently recorded the song–the modern rock hit–“G.L.O.W.” for the Guitar Hero World Tour game, marking the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the franchise. In November 2008, the band released their first live DVD, If All Goes Wrong. In December 2009 The Smashing Pumpkins began releasing Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, a 44-song work with songs being released online one at a time for free (4-song physical EPs will be made available as the songs are released). The group’s Billy Corgan has said the new music “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.”

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

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