BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
When the Smashing Pumpkins announced their reunion run back in February, dubbed the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, frontman Billy Corgan sighted a fresh start after years of uncertainty and turmoil surrounding the band.
“For us this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang,” Corgan said earlier this year to Rolling Stone.
A powerful 35-song delivery on-stage Sunday night at Rogers Place delivered on that promise in their final show of a 40-show tour across North America, celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary.
Putting forth three of the band’s original members – led by the eminent Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain – it signaled another anniversary for the Chicago alt-rock trio as their first outing on tour since 2000.