Smashing Pumpkins Front Man Billy Corgan Brings WPC “Ogilala” Tour To The Grand

WPC, more commonly known as The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer and songwriter Billy Corgan brought his solo accoustic WPC Ogilala tour through Wilmington for a stop at The Grand. In front of a sold out crowd in the intimate smaller than normal venue Billy played his newest solo feature in its entirety. Notable crowd favorites included Zowie, Aeronaut, Antietam and Archer as Corgan hits on topics close to him in life. He ended the Ogilala set with the Tim Hardin cover of “If I Were a Carpenter”. After a 20 minute intermission Corgan played an hour long set of Smashing Pumpkins hits including “33, Today and Spaceboy as well as  rarities such as “Pale Horse, Muzzle and Annie Dog” and a few amazing covers including Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush” and arguably the biggest applause came from Corgan’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. The crowd and Corgan interacted throughout the night and the performance was surreal. WPC has many dates left on this tour and I wouldn’t recommend missing it. One of a kind raw performance of a rock legend. 

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