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Smashing Pumpkins with Janes Addiction Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 17



5.0 star rating Tom from Tampa, Florida


This whole concert including Smashing Pumpkin's was simply awesome, including the sound.

5.0 star rating Adam from Spokane, Washington


I literally don’t understand these reviews. 1st of all, I’m an audio engineer and I know good live sound, and great live sound. This was GREAT live sound. Much more refined and dialed in, than the crazy amp volume of the past. Secondly every performer was absolutely delightful and sweet to the crowd who would think otherwise? Examples? Every band killed it- and if you think janes addiction was unintelligible- you’ve never heard janes addiction! That’s how it is on the record! The pumpkins BROUGHT it- flawless performance- the new stuff is incredible- in fact Billy’s screaming again and it’s SAVAGE- there was a point where after a song a complete stranger high fives and hugs out group because “that’s what I paid to see” . No live video will even come close to conveying not only the energy of pumpkin land- but how incredible this show actually sounded. If you had a bad night sound wise - then you must’ve been in the one bad spot. I was on the left side 1 row up and it was great

4.0 star rating Todd Morgan from Vancouver BC


Both bands were tight energetic and entertaining. Some pretty disappointing reviews from previous shows but the Vancouver date was excellent. Janes set was too short, is my only complaint. Brilliant sound very loud and clear, musicianship was spot on. Back up band very cool as well. Hope future shows bring as much pleasure as this one did !!

3.0 star rating Angela from Dallas, Texas


Although visually entertaining the acoustics were so bad we could barely make out what was being played. Never again attending American Airlines for a concert.

3.0 star rating Alex from Chicago, Illinois


Poppy was goddamn amazing. I had never heard of JA previously and I’m glad I didn’t because they were actually horrid. The sound was completely unintelligible and the sets and lights were easily the worst out of all the bands. The lead singer talked for half of the hour they were on stage and was a dick to the crowd. Smashing pumpkins were great but the sound quality was horrible. I could barely hear the singing most of the time and when I left the concert my ears rang

3.0 star rating Shark from Spokane, Washington


Wish I'd seen these reviews sooner. These guys have been playing for over 30 years. You'd think they'd figured it out by now? Way too loud and distorted . The only one that sounded great was the acoustic version of tonight tonight. The end, they all just kind of walked off stage, and that was it. Disappointing

3.0 star rating Special B from Seattle, Washington


Okay, everything you've heard about the sound quality is true. This venue is extremely echoy, and there's nothing the sound guy can do about that other than turn the volume way down which would SUCK for different reasons. Another unfortunate ding was that Billy seemed to have laryngitis- James Iha did most of the talking and revealed during the show that Billy was pretty sick. That said, the show went on, they played instrumental jam sessions delivered on older hits as well as new material. 100% of pumpkins shows I've been to before this included an encore but I think Billy had to throw in the towel. Still, I'm super grateful they didn't cancel. I partied like the sound quality wasn't terrible because I literally cannot be stopped from partying. Will never go back to this venue for a concert, though. Wow. Hail Satan!


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