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)
- The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
- Tonight, Tonight
- **** You (An Ode to No One)
- Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
- Bullet With Butterfly Wings
- Thru The Eyes of Ruby
- X.Y.U. (encore 1)
- Cherub Rock (encore 2)
- Silver**** (encore 2)
Check out these live clips of the Smashing Pumpkins in 1997