The Smashing Pumpkins launched their awesome new album Monuments To An Elegy with an epic show at Koko in London tonight (Friday 5 December, 2014) - with a little help from Marilyn Manson. Watch footage below.
Earlier today, Manson told Gigwise that he hadn't seen friend and Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan for 15 years until earlier this week - and that he'd been in rehearsals with them. All of that came to a head with the pair united on stage (along new touring Pumpkins members Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad and Killers' bassist Mark Stoermer - what a line-up).
After an already mind-melting show, Manson stalked on to the stage to perform an encore of his new single 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge', before kissing Corgans' bald head and launching into an awesome rocked-up version of Pumpkins' classic 'Ava Adore'. They then embraced, thanked and kowtowed one another and left an audience howling. We we there. It was magnificent.
Watch footage below
Beforehand, the band had already tore a hole into Koko - treating fans to a career-spanning range of classics and cuts from their excellent new album, Monuments To Elegy, with 'Being Beige' and 'Drum + Fife' sounding particularly huge before the incredible onslaught of 'Disarm' into 'Zero' into 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' into a cover of David Bowie's 'Fame' before ending the first set with psych-rock expanded 'Silverfuck'.
What a night.
Smashing Pumpkins played:
One and All (We Are)
Drum + Fife
Glass and the Ghost Children
Stand Inside Your Love
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fame (David Bowie cover)
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge (Marilyn Manson cover) (with Marilyn Manson)
Ava Adore (With Marilyn Manson)