Successful group seeking guitarist: the Smashing Pumpkins launched a call for applications on social media on Friday, January 5, announcing their intention to recruit a new member during a process “open to all those who might be interested.”
“Please send your CV and any relevant content to SPGuitar@redlightmanagement.com,” says the alternative rock group behind the hits 1979 and Tonight, Tonight. The announcement follows the departure in October of Jeff Schroeder, who had been a guitarist with the group since 2007. Initially formed in the late 1980s in Chicago, the Smashing Pumpkins experienced their heyday during the 1990s with their head singer Billy Corgan. Their metal sounding music mixed with more pop elements made them an icon of a generation until their breakup in 2000.
Billy Corgan relaunched the group in 2006, which will now have to define its style with a fourth member ahead of a tour in Europe with the group Weezer. Their first concert will take place on June 7 in Birmingham, England. At the end of July, they will join Green Day's North American stadium tour.