Band forced to pull tomorrow night's concert after lead singer Billy Corgan contracts throat infection...

Smashing Pumpkins have pulled tomorrow night’s gig at the Manchester Apollo because lead singer BILLY CORGAN has been struck by a severe throat infection

The frontman was examined by doctors this afternoon and was ordered not to go ahead with the show – or face damaging his voice for ever.

A decision will be made tomorrow afternoon whether or not the Pumpkins’ show at the London Dominion Theatre on Saturday (January 22) can go ahead.

People with tickets for the Manchester show are advised to hold onto them and await further information regarding a rescheduled date or refunds.

We’ll update you here at nme.com with further news as soon as it comes in.

The Manchester and London dates were the band’s only UK shows to promote their forthcoming single ‘Stand Inside Your Love’, out February 14, and new album ‘MACHINA/machines of God’, due out on February 28, both through Hut.