Silversun Pickups Bassist Nikki Monninger Pregnant With Twin Girls


Silversun Pickups rocker Nikki Monninger announced her pregnancy today, but assured fans she will be touring with the band this fall.

Sarah Negahdari from The Happy Hallows will fill in for Monninger when she is on maternity leave.

Nikki issued a statement on her happy news, saying, “This is such an exciting and happy time for me – new record, first babies. I’ll lay low for a little while, but they won’t be able to keep me off the road for too long.”

The bassist joked about getting her daughters involved with the band from an early age, writing, “We’ll put the twins to work Asap. If they can’t lift heavy equipment after their first few months of life, we’ll start them off selling merch (merchandise).

“In the meantime we’re very happy to have Sarah filling in. We are huge fans of The Happy Hollows and are very excited she’ll be joining our family.”

The Silversun Pickups are due to hit the road on tour in the United States on September 1, before heading to Australia.

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