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The Smashing Pumpkins Welcome Kiki Wong As Their New Guitarist


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Diamond-certified alternative rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins have announced Kiki Wong as their latest guitarist. The multi-instrumentalist is known for her work with her outfit Vigil Of War and her work as a musical influencer on social media. Wong takes over the position vacated by Jeff Schroeder last fall.

Earlier this year, The Smashing Pumpkins launched open auditions for the position and by mid-January had already received over 10,000 applicants. Speaking of the band’s latest member, The Smashing Pumpkins ringleader William Patrick Corgan commented:

“Reviewing the work of these incredible musicians was a herculean, albeit worthy effort. First off, I really want to thank everyone who submitted materials for consideration.

It wasn’t an easy decision with how much great guitar playing we were lucky enough to hear and see over the past few months. I was a fan of Kiki‘s before she submitted her name to be considered — and it’s great that someone of her acumen will be part of our touring family.

I can’t wait to hit the road with Kiki as part of our mad circus. It’s definitely an exciting moment for The Smashing Pumpkins to be this busy with touring in 2024. We’ll see you all this summer!

William Patrick Corgan

Wong also commented in a separate statement, offering:

“It’s been an absolute wild ride, but I am beyond honored and humbled to be chosen to perform alongside some of rock’s greatest and most influential musicians of all time.

I never thought little ole 15-year-old me playing metal guitar in my bedroom would amount to this moment. It goes to show hard work and perseverance truly pays off if you’re willing to push through the tough stuff, so never lose hope out there.

I am so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to share the stage with The legendary Smashing Pumpkins!

Kiki Wong (@kikiwongo)”

A collective statement issued by The Smashing Pumpkins today, April 26th, reads as follows:

“The news you have been waiting for has finally arrived!

SP is excited to officially welcome highly-skilled veteran guitarist Kiki Wong. Kiki joins the band’s touring lineup of Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha, along with mainstays Jack Bates and Katie Cole. Please join us in welcoming Kiki to the SP family. We will be sharing more in the coming weeks but in the meantime see more of Kiki here: @kikiwongo (IG, TikTok)”

The Smashing Pumpkins have a busy year of touring ahead of them, with new music expected and the following touring lined up.

With Weezer:

06/07 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
06/08 London, UK – The O2
06/10 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
06/12 Glasgow, UK – Hydro
06/13 Manchester, UK – Co-Op Live
06/14 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Castle

With Tom Morello:

06/16 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena

With Interpol:

06/19 Moenschenglabach, GER – Sparkassenpark (outdoor)
06/21 Hannover, GER – ZAG Arena
06/22 Berlin, GER – Wuhlheide
06/24 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle

The Smashing Pumpkins:

06/26 Zagreb, CRO – Inmusic Festival

With Interpol:

06/28 Luxembourg, LUX – Luxexpo
06/29 Rotterdam, NET – Ahoy

The Smashing Pumpkins:

06/30 Antwerp, BEL – Live is Live

With Interpol:

The Smashing Pumpkins:

07/02 Gilwice, POL – PreZero Arena Gilwice
07/04 Prague, CZE – 02 Universum
07/06 Lucca, ITA – Lucca Festival (feat. Tom Morello)
07/10 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool
07/11 Lisbon, POR – Nos Alive
07/13 Barcelona, SPA – Cruilla Festival
07/16 Athens, GRE – OAKA Indoor Arena (feat. Tom Morello)

With Green Day, Rancid & The Linda Lindas:

07/29 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
07/31 Muskoka, ON – Kee to Bala (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/01 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
08/03 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/04 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Bank Amphitheatre (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/05 New York, NY – Citi Field
08/07 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/09 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
08/10 Hershey, PA – HersheyPark Stadium
08/13 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/14 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/16 Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/17 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/20 Des Moines, IA – Vibrant Music Hall (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/21 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/22 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
08/24 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
08/27 Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
08/28 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
08/30 Nashville, TN – Geodis Park
09/01 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
09/04 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
09/07 Denver, CO – Coors Field
09/10 Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheatre at Snowden Grove (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
09/11 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
09/18 Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
09/20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
09/21 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
09/23 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/24 Airway Heights, WA – BECU Live at Northern Quest (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
09/25 Portland, OR – Providence Park
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – BleauLive Theater inside Fontainebleau Las Vegas at Fontainebleau (The Smashing Pumpkins only)
09/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

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