The Smashing Pumpkins are looking for their next guitarist

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Have you ever dreamed of joining the Smashing Pumpkins and traveling the world with them? It’s your chance or never!

Do you play guitar? You know all the subtleties of “ Cherub Rock “, ” Hummer ” And ” Bullet With Butterfly Wings » ? Are you looking for work ? Does your schedule allow you to spend the summer and early fall playing arenas and stadiums across Europe and North America? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may want to apply for a new Smashing Pumpkins job opportunity.

The Smashing Pumpkins are looking for an additional guitaristthey wrote on Twitter. Applications are open to anyone who may be interested. Applicants can send their CV and necessary materials to [email protected]. »

The position is being filled because Jeff Schroeder, who played with the band from its reformation in 2006 until 2023, recently left the group. “ The amount of incredible memories created over the last 16 years with the band is almost too great to quantifySchroeder wrote to fans in October. Although it was a very difficult decision to make, I decided to leave the group to make room and explore a slightly different path. »

We thank Jeff for his continued dedication to the band and our great fanswrote the group in response. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the friend he is, and for being there for SP in the good times and the tough times, too. »

Many fans assumed that the band would choose not to replace Schroeder since original guitarist James Iha returned in 2018, and they did well with just two guitarists from their formation in 1988 until 2018. But it seems that Billy Corgan has enjoyed this second guitar over the past few years.

Schroeder’s final performance with the Smashing Pumpkins was on September 17, 2023, when they played Siamese Dream start to finish at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse in Highland Park, Illinois, to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary. Their only appearance since that evening was a special Christmas performance of “ Evergreen ” And ” Silver Bells » at Disney World on November 11, 2023.

Pumpkins bassist Jack Bates was unable to make the show because he was touring Europe with his father’s band, Peter Hook and the Light, so Sierra Swan (who toured with the band) went to between 2016 and 2017) who replaced him for the day.

The Pumpkins only have a few months to find a new guitarist. They begin a European tour with Weezer on June 7 in Birmingham, England. On July 29, they return to North America for the Saviors stadium tour alongside Green Day, Rancid and the Linda Lindas.


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