The Smashing Pumpkins Tour
Featuring: Rival Sons, Interpol and Smashing Pumpkins
Photos and Review
On a summer night at Dos Equis Pavilion during a rare August cool front the Smashing Pumpkins rolled
into town bringing with them Rival Sons and Interpol. I wasn’t too familiar with the opening bands so
googled them both before the show so I would know what to expect. To say my expectations were
exceeded would be an understatement.
Rival Sons has a classic rock / bluesy sound that I loved from the first song. Although they were forming in 2009 in California you can really hear the Nashville influence! Lead singer Jay Buchanan is a wonderful mix of Jim Morrison and Micheal Hutchins of INXS. Lead guitarist Scot Holiday was amazing playing several guitars at once. I have become a fan!
Next up Interpol that has a crazy fanbase that brought so much energy to the show! Interpol an
alternative rock band that was very upbeat and energetic! Of all their songs played that night I loved Say
Hello to the Angels!
Smashing Pumpkins took the stage after dark opening with an incredible light show and The Everlas�ng
Gaze! The crowd went wild! Billy Corgan’s voice was just as fresh and clear as the 80s. He joked that
everyone calls them a 90s band while they are really an 80s band. Although I have listened to the
Smashing Pumpkins for years, since the 80s, I had never had the opportunity to see them live.
The showwas more rock and less alternative than I antcipated, it was so great! Everyone was dancing and singing
the songs of a generation! The trifecta of perfection was Ava Adore, Tonight Tonight, and followed by
Bullet with Buterfly Wings!! Needless to say I was a litle horse after singing the night way with Billy
Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins.