They additionally performed the moody "Knights of Malta."
The Smashing Pumpkins wrecked Jimmy Kimmel Live with compelling performances of “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” and “Knights of Malta” from their current Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. album on Tuesday night time (Dec. 11).
The pioneering alt rock band opened their mini-set with “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts),” with frontman Billy Corgan donning a pink coat over his silver gown and tear-like face paint, which contrasted with the remainder of the band's all-black clothes. The display screen behind them displayed a phantom-like girl.
Corgan labored the stage as grungy guitars traces moved the track ahead. “Stunning and beautiful and beautiful the black,” he sang in his leathery voice, “You flip turncoat/ Inward to hunt out all of your hopes/ It's your indicators/ That hurts me most/ We’re within the center/ We’re within the center, Ghosts.”
The rockers adopted with “Knights of Malta,” the stage now brightened by a glittery gold rainbow behind them. A dramatic string-heavy riff led Corgan into the opening: “Find that open street/ Catch that blazing star/ And climb out of that gap/ To surprise the place we're.”
“We're gonna make this occur/ I’m gonna fly perpetually,” he continued, lifting his arm towards the sky as he was joined by a choir of recorded backing vocals. “I’m gonna fly perpetually/ We're gonna journey that rainbow.”
Watch The Smashing Pumpkins take the Jimmy Kimmel stage beneath.