Apply to be Smashing Pumpkins’ new guitarist

Following the departure of guitarist and keyboardist Jeff Schroeder in October, The Smashing Pumpkins are seeking a new guitar player, and they’re taking applications from the general public. They write on social media, “The Smashing Pumpkins are in search of an additional guitarist. The application process is open to anyone who might be interested. Applicants may submit a resume and related materials to: [email protected].” In the comments on Instagram, they specify further, “SP is looking for a guitarist, not a bassist.”

Whoever is chosen will accompany the band on their busy 2024, which includes a US stadium tour with Green Day, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas, UK and Ireland dates with Weezer, and European shows with Interpol. See all dates below.

Jeff Schroeder had been with The Smashing Pumpkins since 2007, and in his farewell statement, he wrote, “It’s easy to say now that when I joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007 I had no idea what I was getting into. The opportunity seemed to have come out of nowhere. I was at UCLA working on my doctorate in comparative literature when a close friend messaged me and said The Smashing Pumpkins were looking for a guitar player.”

He continued:

Being a huge fan of the band, the audition was something I threw myself into. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The amount of incredible memories created over the last 16 years with the band are almost too numerous to quantify. Although it was a very difficult decision to make, I’ve decided to leave the band to make some space to explore a slightly different path.

I want to thank Billy, Jimmy, James, and Jack for being both wonderful bandmates and even better friends. I will absolutely miss sharing the stage with you. I wish the band all the success in the future. I will be watching and listening.

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June 7, 2024 Birmingham, United Kingdom Utilita Arena Birmingham West Car Park ^
June 8, 2024 London, United Kingdom The O2 ^
June 10, 2024 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena ^
June 12, 2024 Glasgow, United Kingdom OVO Hydro ^
June 13, 2024 Manchester, United Kingdom Co-op Live ^
June 14, 2024 Cardiff, United Kingdom Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Castle ^
June 16, 2024 Paris, France Accor Arena
June 19, 2024 Mönchengladbach, Germany SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach #
June 21, 2024 Hannover, Germany ZAG Arena #
June 22, 2024 Berlin, Germany Parkbühne Wuhlheide #
June 24, 2024 Wien, Austria Wiener Stadthalle Halle D #
June 26, 2024 Zagreb, Croatia INmusic Festival 2024
June 28, 2024 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 29, 2024 Rotterdam, Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam #
June 30, 2024 Antwerpen, Belgium LIVE IS LIVE 2024
July 2, 2024 Gliwice, Poland PREZERO ARENA GLIWICE #
July 4, 2024 Hlavní Město Praha, Czechia O2 Universum
July 6, 2024 Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone
July 11, 2024 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive 2024
July 13, 2024 Barcelona, Spain Cruilla Barcelona 2024
July 16, 2024 Pireas, Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
July 29, 2024 Washington, DC Nationals Park *
August 1, 2024 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre *
August 5, 2024 Queens, NY Citi Field *
August 7, 2024 Boston, MA Fenway Park *
August 9, 2024 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park *
August 10, 2024 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium *
August 13, 2024 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field *
August 17, 2024 Minneapolis, MN Target Field *
August 22, 2024 Cincinnati, OH Great American Ballpark *
August 24, 2024 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field *
August 28, 2024 Atlanta, GA Truist Park *
August 30, 2024 Nashville, TN GEODIS Park *
September 1, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park *
September 4, 2024 Detroit, MI Comerica Park *
September 7, 2024 Denver, CO Coors Field *
September 11, 2024 Arlington, TX Globe Life Field *
September 14, 2024 Inglewood, CA SoFi Stadium *
September 18, 2024 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field *
September 20, 2024 San Francisco, CA Oracle Park *
September 23, 2024 Seattle, WA T-Mobile Park *
September 25, 2024 Portland, OR Providence Park *
September 28, 2024 San Diego, CA Petco Park *

^ with Weezer
# with Interpol
* with Green Day, Rancid & The Linda Lindas