Throwback Concert: Smashing Pumpkins at New Haven Coliseum 1997

Throwback Concert: Smashing Pumpkins at New Haven Coliseum 1997

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1997!

That year PLR welcomed the Smashing Pumpkins to New Haven Coliseum. The Smashing Pumpkins were on their “Infinite Sadness Tour” to support their third studio album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” which featured such hits as Bullet with Butterfly Wings, 1979, Zero and Tonight, Tonight.

This wasn’t the first time the Pumpkins played in New Haven. In 1991 they played a club show at The Moon on Whalley Avenue.


The Smashing Pumpkins

Tour: Infinite Sadness

Saturday January 25, 1997

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Price: $25.00

Band Lineup: Billy Corgan (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), James Iha (guitar), D’arcy Wretzky (bass)


  1. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  2. Jellybelly
  3. Tonight, Tonight
  4. Rhinoceros
  5. Zero
  6. **** You (An Ode to No One)
  7. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  8. 1979
  9. Thirty-Three
  10. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  11. Muzzle
  12. Disarm
  13. Thru The Eyes of Ruby
  14. X.Y.U. (encore 1)
  15. Cherub Rock (encore 2)
  16. Silver**** (encore 2)



Check out these live clips of the Smashing Pumpkins in 1997