The Smashing Pumpkins perform ‘Quiet’ for the first time in 27 years at Riot Fest

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The track was released on Pumpkin’s second album, 1994’s ‘Siamese Dream’.

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The Smashing Pumpkins played their first show for 2021 over the weekend, headlining Chicago’s iconic riot festival with Run the Jewels, Morrissey and Slipknot (the two joining last minute after the exit of Nine Inch Nails).

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Pumpkin’s set lasted approximately two hours and contained a total of 20 songs on eight of their 11 studio albums. Between the obvious hits like ‘Today’, ‘Zero’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight’, the band made some deep cuts – the most notable of which is the ‘Siamese Dream’ track ‘Quit’.

The song had not been performed since 1994, a year after the release of ‘Siamese Dream’.


Take a look at some fan-shot footage of The Smashing Pumpkins playing ‘Quiet’ below, then check out the full setlist from the band’s Riot Fest performance:

In addition to “Quiet,” Pumpkin also starred in “Crush” (from 1991’s “Gish”) for the first time since 2008, “Shame” (from 1998’s “Adore”) for the first time since 2010, and “United States” (from 2007’s “Adore”). ‘Zeetguest’) for the first time since 2015. Nitro guitarist Michelangelo Battio joined the band for the latter number, while singer-songwriter Meg Myers joined to perform the band’s ‘I’.

Pumpkin also gave a four-track showcase of their most recent album, ‘Sire’ – which dropped in November of 2020 – featuring the title tracks, ‘The Color of Love’, ‘Witch’ and ‘Ramona’, the latter three being the first. Sometimes.

Granthshala Upon release gave ‘Sire’ a three-star review, with writer Damian Jones stating that “Unlike most double albums, which are either filled with fillers or come in two bloated parts, ‘Sire’ is full of pop. “Anthem” feels like a single complete record.


Back in July, Pumpkin said that they were working “halfway” on ‘Sire’, a 33-track concept album to serve as a sequel to 1995’s ‘Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’. Also called. The ‘Machina’ series of 2000. The as-yet-untitled new album was announced last October, and recording began earlier this year.

Elsewhere at this year’s Riot Fest, Californian emo band Joyce Manor opened its set with a rendition of My Chemical Romance’s ‘Helena.

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