The guitarist of The Smashing Pumpkins Jeff Schroeder has announced through a statement that he is leaving the band.
The Los Angeles-born guitarist joined the band in 2007 when it reunited after a hiatus of a few years. At that time his signing was to replace James Iha. When Iha He returned to the band, both guitarists remained in the group. More than fifteen years after joining The Smashing Pumpkins, Schroeder has decided to end this adventure with a statement.
The message that Schroeder shared begins by remembering the moment he auditioned for The Smashing Pumpkins and thanking the entire band for the opportunity and shared experiences during this time. Regarding the reasons why he made the decision, he commented that “Although it has been a difficult decision to make, I have decided to leave the band to make room to explore a somewhat different path.” To conclude the statement, he once again thanked his colleagues and friends and wished them luck in the future.
For their part, the rest of the members of The Smashing Pumpkinshave shared another statement thanking Schroeder his years of service to the group and also wishing him luck in his next projects. The guitarist recorded works with the group such as “Oceania”, “Monuments To An Elegy” either “Cyr”.
The Smashing Pumpkins They are scheduled to tour the UK and Ireland in June next year with Weezer for which they will no longer have the six strings of Schroeder. They will also be part of a major stadium tour of the United States with Green Day.