The Smashing Pumpkins @ The Viper Room, Los Angeles 6/30/10

The Smashing Pumpkins played the rather small stage at L.A.’s Viper Room as a warm up to their upcoming tour. The show was sold out as expected, and photographer Andrew Youssef (who celebrated his birthday by taking these shots of the show) says the newest lineup was pretty good. That’s including the band’s 20-year-old drummer Mike Byrne. The band played a mix of old and new Smashing Pumpkins, though there was one big omission. Youssef says the show was going well until Billy Corgan took out a ukulele for a solo on new song “Love Is.” The crowd wouldn’t quiet down, so they band cut their set short, without playing “Today.” They also cut out their new single “Freak,” (from their huge Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project).