Breaking News: Kiki Wong Joins Smashing Pumpkins as Touring Guitarist

Music Industry Weekly - Smashing Pumpkins and Kiki Wong
Music Industry Weekly - Smashing Pumpkins and Kiki Wong

The Rising Star from Los Angeles Set to Rock Alongside Legendary Band on Extensive Tour

In a widely-anticipated move, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced Kiki Wong as their new touring guitarist, following an extensive public casting call earlier this year. Wong, a talented musician hailing from Los Angeles, will join the iconic rock band for a series of electrifying performances, including shows alongside Green Day, Interpol, Weezer, and more.

Expressing his gratitude for the overwhelming response to the search for a new guitarist, Billy Corgan, the frontman of Smashing Pumpkins, stated, “Reviewing the work of these incredible musicians was a herculean, albeit worthy effort. I want to extend my thanks to everyone who submitted materials for consideration.” Corgan expressed excitement about Wong joining the band, citing her exceptional talent and dedication.

In response to her selection, Kiki Wong shared her excitement, saying, “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.” Wong, known for her work with Vigil of War and her drumming performance for Taylor Swift at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity.

The Smashing Pumpkins are gearing up for an extensive tour, with dates spanning across Europe and North America. Fans can catch them live at various iconic venues, including stadiums, arenas, and festivals, throughout the summer and fall of 2024.

Stay tuned for an unforgettable musical experience as Kiki Wong takes the stage alongside the legendary Smashing Pumpkins on their upcoming tour.