Billy Corgan sat out during the song, handing the reins to James Iha, who took over lead vocals.
Aside from debuting their rendition of the iconic 1992 track, as Alternative Nation points out the band also debuted "Knights of Malta" and "Travels" off its recently released SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. They also dusted off a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again,” which they haven't played live since 1995, and played Machina II’s “Dross” for the first time in 18 years.
Watch fan footage of the Smashing Pumpkins covering "Friday I'm in Love" below.
As the Smashing Pumpkins' lengthy tour wraps up, Corgan has divulged some interesting information concerning his end-of-year plans, including conceptualizing a Christmas record.
"We’re already talking about tour stuff for next year, so there will be more Pumpkins shows in 2019," he divulged to USA Today. "But for me, once we get off tour, I’m either going to be doing some writing in LA with some friends or going back to Chicago to start writing new Smashing Pumpkins. I also have an inkling to try and get us to do a Christmas record one day, so I might try to use the Christmas spirit to put the record together in concept, even if we’re not ready to record it."
Though the band has never put out a full album of holiday music, Corgan wrote a song called "Christmastime" in 1997 for A Very Special Christmas compilation, and it's pretty whimsical.
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