THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Perform With New Guitarist For The First Time (Video)

Kiki Wong

The 2024 world tour of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS commenced with a captivating performance in Birmingham, England, over the weekend. The show featured a dynamic mix of hits, fresh tracks, rare gems, covers, and additional surprises. Notably, it introduced the band’s new touring guitarist, Kiki Wong, to fans.

Later, Wong took to social media to express her excitement, accompanied by fan photos. She penned: “What an absolute mind-blowing experience it was for @smashingpumpkins first show of the tour at the @utilitaarenabirmingham. Here are some fun fan photos taken from the show! I am so overwhelmed with excitement. It was such an honor to play my first arena on guitar with such an incredible group of musicians. Someone pinch me, actually don’t because I want to keep living this dream.”

Set list for the show was:

Atum (played from recording)
The Everlasting Gaze
Doomsday Clock
Zoo Station (U2 cover)
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Tonight, Tonight
That Which Animates the Spirit
Ava Adore
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Birch Grove
Cherub Rock

Wong originates from Los Angeles, California. Additionally, she boasts a lifelong musical career, having shared stages with the likes of Taylor SwiftUsherBret Michaels, and others. She has also been a part of prominent rock bands such as NYLON PINKHELLFIRE HEART, and currently VIGIL OF WAR. As a dedicated admirer of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, it’s clear that fate has brought Kiki to this exciting opportunity.

When she joined THE SMASHING PUMPKINS back in April, Wong stated: “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. 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!”