Smashing Pumpkins Get Violet Burning Guitarist

Published: 2007-08-07
Jeff Schroeder, former Violet Burning guitarist, has recently joined the Smashing Pumpkins new line up. Schroeder is not just a touring member, but an official member of the band and had started auditioning for the Pumpkins this time last summer. Lead singer Michael Pritzl of the Violet Burning says of the move, "[Jeff] has worked super hard to get to a very high level as a guitar player, and he remains a humble and faithful friend."

The Smashing Pumpkins will be playing in Canada this Fall, here are the dates where you can catch the new line up:

September 8, Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
September 9, Toronto, ON - Virgin Festival
September 24, Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum

For more on the Violet Burning please visit

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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