Smashing Pumpkins' mainman Billy Corgan said at a Q&A session to promote the tour: "These days, people come expecting a greatest hits concert whether you want to give it to them or not.
"So you can either play that concert and a lot of people leave happy, or you can decide not to play the concert and your fans that sit on the internet every day are happy. Then the other 97% of the people are angry and lobbing firebombs at you on Twitter because they didn't get their teenage memory handed back to them."
He adds: "I think the key is to find a balance between the material you probably should play and then the new stuff that fits in well with that. If you do it right, it's a great case as to why the new music is just as strong as the old music." Read Billy's opinion of hipsters - here.
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