Smashing Pumpkins have named Kiki Wong as their new touring guitarist.

Months ago, the band put out an open call searching for a new guitarist following the departure of longtime guitarist Jeff Shroeder. According to the group, they received “over 10,000 submissions”.

Wong is a veteran guitarist who has played with Taylor Swift, Usher, Bret Michaels, and more.

“Reviewing the work of these incredible musicians was a herculean, albeit worthy effort,” 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!

“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,” said Wong. “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!”

Wong will join Smashing Pumpkins on tour this summer across the UK and Europe. Starting in July, the band will open for Green Day on their Saviors Tour.