Stoermer in 2006
|Birth name||Mark August Stoermer|
|Born||June 28, 1977|
Houston, Texas, US
|Artists||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Other associated acts||The Killers, Howling Bells|
Mark August Stoermer (born June 28, 1977) is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the bassist for the rock band The Killers.
In late 2014 and early 2015, Stoermer played bass guitar on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins along with Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder and Brad Wilk. A Smashing Pumpkins fan since his teen years, Stoermer received a call from Corgan – who had become a casual acquaintance after their respective bands played a few shows together in recent years – to join the touring line-up in support of the Smashing Pumpkins' then-new album Monuments to an Elegy. The strength of the new material convinced Stoermer to accept the offer. "In addition to the nostalgia aspect, I also had to hear the new music, which I think is great. If the new music wasn't up to par, I wouldn't be doing it. I felt like, yeah, it was one of those things I had to do", he said.
On December 5, 2014, Stoermer performed at Maida Vale Studios with Smashing Pumpkins on BBC Radio 6. On December 10, 2014, he performed "Being Beige" with Smashing Pumpkins on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On April 2, 2015, he performed "Drum + Fife" with the Smashing Pumpkins on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
He served as executive producer for The Smashing Pumpkins' live action music video for "Wyttch" in 2020.
- Total shows:
- First performance: The Smashing Pumpkins 2014-11-26 at Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL, US
- Last performance: The Smashing Pumpkins 2018-08-02 at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel Township, NJ, US
References[edit | edit source]
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- "Interview: The Killers' Mark Stoermer turns into a Pumpkin—for now". LasVegasWeekly.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- "Smashing Pumpkins to perform Maida Vale live session on BBC 6 Music this week – NME". NME.com. December 1, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- "Smashing Pumpkins slay on Jimmy Kimmel Live — watch". ConsequenceOfSound.net. December 11, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)