Koko show launches Monuments To An Elegy
Andrew Trendell

22:42 5th December 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins launched their awesome new album Monuments To An Elegy with an epic show at Koko in London tonight (Friday 5 December, 2014) - with a little help from Marilyn Manson. Watch footage below.

Earlier today, Manson told Gigwise that he hadn't seen friend and Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan for 15 years until earlier this week - and that he'd been in rehearsals with them. All of that came to a head with the pair united on stage (along new touring Pumpkins members Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad and Killers' bassist Mark Stoermer - what a line-up). 

After an already mind-melting show, Manson stalked on to the stage to perform an encore of his new single 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge', before kissing Corgans' bald head and launching into an awesome rocked-up version of Pumpkins' classic 'Ava Adore'. They then embraced, thanked and kowtowed one another and left an audience howling. We we there. It was magnificent. 

 Watch footage below


#smashingpumpkins with #MarilynManson at #Koko. Lovely stuff.

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Best. Surprise. EVER!!!

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Beforehand, the band had already tore a hole into Koko - treating fans to a career-spanning range of classics and cuts from their excellent new album, Monuments To Elegy, with 'Being Beige' and 'Drum + Fife' sounding particularly huge before the incredible onslaught of 'Disarm' into 'Zero' into 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' into a cover of David Bowie's 'Fame' before ending the first set with psych-rock expanded 'Silverfuck'. 

What a night. 

Smashing Pumpkins played:
One and All (We Are)
Being Beige
Tonight, Tonight
Drum + Fife
Glass and the Ghost Children
Stand Inside Your Love
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Fame (David Bowie cover)
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge (Marilyn Manson cover) (with Marilyn Manson)
Ava Adore (With Marilyn Manson)

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