After a rigorous search among over 10,000 applicants, Smashing Pumpkins has found their new guitarist in seasoned instrumentalist Kiki Wong. Known for her work with artists like Taylor Swift, Usher, and Bret Michaels, Kiki brings her talent to join bassist Jack Bates and guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Katie Cole on the band’s upcoming tour.

Billy Corgan, the mastermind behind Smashing Pumpkins, expressed gratitude to all the musicians who auditioned. “It was a tough decision with so much incredible talent,” he said. “Kiki stood out even before she applied. Her skill and style will be a great addition to our touring lineup. I’m excited to hit the road with Kiki and the rest of our crew. It’s an exciting time for Smashing Pumpkins to be busy with touring in 2024. See you all this summer!”

Kiki Wong shared her excitement, saying, “It’s been an amazing journey, and I’m incredibly honored to play alongside rock legends. From playing metal in my bedroom as a teenager to this moment, it’s a testament to hard work paying off. Keep pushing through the tough times; opportunities like this can come your way. I’m grateful for this chance and can’t wait to rock out with The Smashing Pumpkins!”

Catch Smashing Pumpkins and Kiki Wong on tour at various locations this summer. Tickets are available for purchase. Here are some of the tour dates:

– 6/7 Birmingham, UK Utilita Arena (with Weezer)
– 6/8 London, UK The O2 (with Weezer)
– 6/10 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena (with Weezer)
– 6/12 Glasgow, Scotland Hydro (with Weezer)
– 6/13 Manchester, UK Co-Op Live (with Weezer)
– 6/14 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Castle (with Weezer)
– 6/16 Paris, France Accor Arena
– 6/19 Moenschenglabach, Germany Sparkassenpark (outdoor) (with Interpol)
– 6/21 Hannover, Germany ZAG Arena (with Interpol)
– 6/22 Berlin, Germany Wuhlheide (with Interpol)
– 6/24 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle (with Interpol)
– 6/26 Zagreb, Croatia Inmusic Festival
– 6/28 Luxembourg, Luxexpo (with Interpol)
– 6/29 Rotterdam, Netherlands Ahoy (with Interpol)
– 6/30 Antwerp, Belgium Live is Live
– 7/2 Gilwice, Poland PreZero Arena Gilwice (with Interpol)
– 7/4 Prague, Czech Republic 02 Universum
– 7/6 Lucca, Italy Lucca Festival (with Tom Morello)
– 7/10 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool
– 7/11 Lisbon, Portugal Nos Alive
– 7/13 Barcelona, Spain Cruilla Festival
– 7/16 Athens, Greece OAKA Indoor Arena (with Tom Morello)

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