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Smashing Pumpkins Lose Another Two Members

by Music-News.com on June 16, 2015

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Even though Billy Corgan insists they were never really members of Smashing Pumpkins, it looks like the revolving door of members for the group has claimed two more victims.

Bass player Mark Stoermer (the Killers) and drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) are no longer with Smashing Pumpkins. Stoermer and Wilk joined the band last November to play on the tour supporting their latest album, Monuments to An Elegy.

Robin Diaz, who spent 2010 to 2014 playing drums for Daughtry, will join along with singer/songwriter Katie Cole from Australia on bass. Cole will be the opening act for the Pumpkins upcoming acoustic tour along with playing with the headliners.

Corgan said of the changes “No one’s been ‘given the boot’ from the band. Mark and Brad actually did more dates than we’d originally discussed. Love them both. And I’ve said it in 50 interviews now, there is no fixed lineup for SP. It’s a tour-to-tour thing. Get it? Got it? Good.”

It is unclear if Diaz and Cole will stay with the group post-acoustic tour when they go on the road with Marilyn Manson from July 7 to August 8.

The upcoming dates:

Acoustic Tour

06/15 – New York, NY – Riviera Theatre
06/16 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
06/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Egyptian Room
06/19 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
06/20 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
06/22 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
06/23 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre

End Times Tour (with Marilyn Manson)

07/07 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
07/09 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
07/13 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16 – Houston, TX – NRG Arena
07/18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
07/19 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
07/20 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/22 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/25 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
07/28 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/31 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/01 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/02 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/05 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/07 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

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