The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Bring ‘The End Times’ to Jones Beach
Smashing Pumpkins closed out the night, wasting no time as they performed a handful of favorites “Cherub Rock,” “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “Tonight, Tonight” and “Ava Adore” to start their set. In between some songs, Billy Corgan provided some heartfelt commentary about the brave military men and women who serve, as well as some less serious commentary filled with humor.
Original Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who is back for this tour only, provided some solid percussion patterns behind the kit. The band also cranked out some new tracks --“Drum + Fife,” “One and All (We Are)” and “Run2Me” -- off of their latest release Monuments to an Elegy. Other favorites that fans rocked out to included “Zero,” “1979” and a notable cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” The night came to an end with “United States” from the band's 2007 album, Zeitgeist.
Marilyn Manson graced the stage beforehand and began with the new song “Deep Six” off of his latest album The Pale Emperor. Zealous fans pushed their way to the front as they shouted out “Disposable Teens” and “mOBSCENE.” Some gems of the night included Manson coming out on stilts for his rendition of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” He also took the stage on his podium with a carved crossed in it which he passionately humped during the performance of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.”
Manson performed “Antichrist Superstar” and the favorite “The Beautiful People” towards the end of the set but the show didn’t stop there. Manson came back out in a hoody and performed a brooding and moody version of “Coma White” from 1998’s Mechanical Animals.
Both artists didn’t end their sets with conventional hits, but it shouldn’t surprise fans since Manson and Corgan have always been musicians who do their own thing and are far from conventional. Check out a gallery of our photos of both acts performing in New York above.
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