Smashing Pumpkins kicked off their co-headlining tour with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds last week, and while they pulled out the hits like "1979" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," Billy Corgan and company also had a few surprises up their sleeves for this North American trek. Not only did the band play the Machina/The Machines of God deep cut “Blue Skies Bring Tears” for the first time since 2007, they also debuted a cover of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain."
Like they did with Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," Smashing Pumpkins made the song all their own, performing a dreamy, jammed-out version of the classic '70s ballad. A fan caught it all on video. Watch the footage below.
Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds continue their tour throughout the month of August. Check out a list of remaining dates below.
The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2019 Tour Dates
August 14 — Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 15 — Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 17 — Columbia MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 19 — Cleveland, OH, Blossum Music Center
August 20 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
August 21 — Alpharaetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 23 — Rogers, AR, Walmark AMP
August 24 — Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25 — Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
August 28 — San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 30 — Los Angeles, CA, Banc of California Stadium
August 31 — Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
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