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Machine Gun Kelly adds viral guitarist Sophie Lloyd to live lineup

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Machine Gun Kelly‘s live band will be shredding extra hard this summer.

The “Bloody Valentine” rocker has announced that viral guitarist Sophie Lloyd has joined his touring lineup.

“Added a new friend to the band,” Kelly writes in an Instagram Story alongside a clip of him and Lloyd rehearsing together. In her own post, Lloyd adds that she’s “so incredibly excited and honored to be given this opportunity.”

Lloyd has racked up millions of YouTube views with her “shred” guitar covers of songs including Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell” and Guns N’ Roses‘ “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” as well as her own original material. In addition to MGK, Lloyd earned a fan in Muse‘s Matt Bellamy, who sent her one of his signature guitars.

Machine Gun Kelly will be touring in support of his new album Mainstream Sellout, which dropped last March. The outing, which will feature artists Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker and WILLOW on the bill for select dates, launches June 8 in Austin, Texas.

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