The Smashing Pumpkins, After Public Casting Call, Announce Kiki Wong as New Touring Guitarist

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In January, the Smashing Pumpkins put out a public call for a new touring guitarist. The search is now over, as the Smashing Pumpkins have announced that Kiki Wong is hitting the road with the rock band. See the Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming tour dates below.

“Reviewing the work of these incredible musicians was a herculean, albeit worthy effort,” Billy Corgan said in a statement. “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 Wong added: “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 ol’ 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 is a Los Angeles rock guitarist who plays in Vigil of War. Among her claims to fame is playing drums for Taylor Swift’s performance of “Shake It Off” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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The Smashing Pumpkins: North American Tour Dates

The Smashing Pumpkins:

06-07 Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena ^
06-08 London, England – The O2 ^
06-10 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena ^
06-12 Glasgow, Scotland – Hydro ^
06-13 Manchester, England – Co-op Live ^
06-14 Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff Castle ^
06-16 Paris, France – Accor Arena ~
06-19 Mönchengladbach, Germany – Sparkassenpark ~
06-21 Hanover, Germany – ZAG Arena ~
06-22 Berlin, Germany – Parkbühne Wuhlheide ~
06-24 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle ~
06-26 Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival
06-28 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – LuxExpo ~
06-29 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotterdam Ahoy ~
06-30 Antwerp, Belgium – Live Is Live
07-02 Gilwice, Poland – PreZero Arena Gliwice ~
07-04 Prague, Czech Republic – 02 Universum
07-06 Lucca, Italy – Lucca Summer Festival ~
07-10 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool
07-11 Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive
07-13 Barcelona, Spain – Cruïlla Festival
07-16 Athens, Greece – O.A.K.A. Olympic Indoor Hall ~
07-29 Washington, D.C. – Nationals Park *
07-31 Bala, Ontario – The Kee to Bala
08-01 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre *
08-03 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08-04 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Bank Amphitheatre
08-05 Queens, 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 *
08-16 Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairground
08-17 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field *
08-20 Des Moines, IA – Vibrant Music Hall
08-21 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08-22 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark *
08-24 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field *
08-27 Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
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
09-11 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field *
09-14 Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium *
09-18 Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field *
09-20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park *
09-21 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
09-23 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park *
09-24 Airway Heights, WA – BECU Live at Northern Quest
09-25 Portland, OR – Providence Park *
09-27 Las Vegas, NV – BleauLive Theater at Fontainebleau
09-28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

^ with Weezer
~ with Interpol
# with Tom Morello
* with Green Day