The Smashing Pumpkins were joined by a number of special guests for their 30th anniversary performance on Thursday night at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Killers members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, AFI vocalist Davey Havok, Courtney Love, Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook and Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath appeared throughout the three-hour show.
McGrath performed his band’s hit “Fly,” along with a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Breaking The Law.” Courtney Love came onstage for takes on her band Hole‘s “Celebrity Skin” and “Malibu” and stuck around for “Bullet On Butterfly Wings” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Moreno performed “Bodies” and “Snail,” while the members of the Killers sat in for the Pumpkins classic “Cherub Rock.”
The Pumpkins also played New York City’s Madison Square Garden last week and frontman William Corgan wrote about it on Instagram, saying, “It was as big a night as the Smashing Pumpkins have ever had in our 30 year history. And none of it would have been possible without the faithful who’ve defended us through thick and thin, stood by us in the lean times . . . that night was just as much for you as it was for the band onstage.”
The “Shiny And Oh So Bright” North American arena tour is the Pumpkins’ first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members William Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Longtime Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole are also taking part.