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SMASHING PUMPKINS name KIKI WONG as new guitarist

After more than 10,000 submissions
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Over 10,000 submissions later, the Smashing Pumpkins have chosen their new guitarist. Shredder Kiki Wong, who has played with Taylor Swift, Usher, Bret Michaels, Vigil of War and more, will join the band's touring lineup.

"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," she commented. "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!"

"Reviewing the work of these incredible musicians was a herculean, albeit worthy effort," Billy Corgan added. "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!"

Kiki will replace Jeff Schroeder, who had been with the band since 2007 and announced his departure in October of 2023.

The Pumpkins have a busy summer and fall on tour ahead, including North American dates with Green Day, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas, and shows in Europe and the U.K. with Weezer and Interpol. See all dates below.

The Smashing Pumpkins 2024 tour dates:
June 7, 2024 Birmingham, United Kingdom Utilita Arena Birmingham !
June 8, 2024 London, United Kingdom The O2 !
June 10, 2024 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena !
June 12, 2024 Glasgow, United Kingdom OVO Hydro !
June 13, 2024 Manchester, United Kingdom Co-op Live !
June 14, 2024 Cardiff, United Kingdom Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Castle !
June 19, 2024 Mönchengladbach, Germany SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach ~
June 21, 2024 Hannover, Germany ZAG Arena ~
June 22, 2024 Berlin, Germany Parkbühne Wuhlheide ~
June 24, 2024 Wien, Austria Wiener Stadthalle Halle D ~
June 26, 2024 Zagreb, Croatia INmusic Festival 2024
June 28, 2024 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 29, 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy ~
June 30, 2024 Antwerpen, Belgium LIVE IS LIVE 2024
July 2, 2024 Gliwice, Poland PREZERO ARENA GLIWICE ~
July 4, 2024 Hlavní Město Praha, Czechia O2 Universum
July 6, 2024 Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone
July 7, 2024 Montreux, Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival 2024
July 10, 2024 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival 2024
July 11, 2024 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive 2024
July 13, 2024 Barcelona, Spain Cruilla Barcelona 2024
July 16, 2024 Pireas, Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
July 29, 2024 Washington, DC Nationals Park #^*
July 31, 2024 Bala, ON The KEE to Bala
August 1, 2024 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre #^*
August 4, 2024 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheater @
August 5, 2024 Queens, NY Citi Field #^*
August 7, 2024 Boston, MA Fenway Park #^*
August 9, 2024 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park #^*
August 10, 2024 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium #^*
August 13, 2024 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field #^*
August 14, 2024 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre %
August 16, 2024 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair %
August 17, 2024 Minneapolis, MN Target Field #^*
August 18, 2024 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino %
August 20, 2024 Waukee, IA Vibrant Music Hall @
August 21, 2024 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre %
August 22, 2024 Cincinnati, OH Great American Ballpark #^*
August 24, 2024 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field #^*
August 27, 2024 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park %
August 28, 2024 Atlanta, GA Truist Park #^*
August 30, 2024 Nashville, TN GEODIS Park #^*
September 1, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park #^*
September 4, 2024 Detroit, MI Comerica Park #^*
September 7, 2024 Denver, CO Coors Field #^*
September 10, 2024 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove %
September 11, 2024 Arlington, TX Globe Life Field #^*
September 14, 2024 Inglewood, CA SoFi Stadium #^*
September 18, 2024 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field #^*
September 20, 2024 San Francisco, CA Oracle Park #^*
September 21, 2024 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort @
September 23, 2024 Seattle, WA T-Mobile Park #^*
September 24, 2024 Airway Heights, WA BECU Live Outdoor Venue @
September 25, 2024 Portland, OR Providence Park #^*
September 27, 2024 Las Vegas, NV BleauLive Theater %
September 28, 2024 San Diego, CA Petco Park #^*

! with Weezer
~ with Interpol
# with Green Day
^ with Rancid
* with The Linda Lindas
% with Pvris
@ with The Glorious Sons

This article was originally published on BrooklynVegan.com and has been edited by Revolver.