Demand for briefs for the weekend Chicago shows is so intense there are fears that lots of forgeries are doing the rounds...

After reports in the US that one SMASHING PUMPKINS fan who bought a pair of tickets for the band’s last ever show at CHICAGO METRO CLUB on Saturday night (December 2) for $2,000 were fakes, there are now fears that hundreds more could be counterfeits.

The clamour among fans to witness Billy Corgan’s crew face the final curtain at their hometown show has been immense, with $900 and upwards being offered on eBay for tickets.

Meanwhile, tonight’s (November 29) show at Chicago United Centre will be webcast live at [url=]www.q101.com, in conjunction with Chicago radio station


WKQX-FM, beginning at 12 midnight GMT. The actual performance starts two hours later.

Click back on NME.COM tomorrow for a report on tonight’s show.

As the Smashing Pumpkins bid farewell to the world of rock ‘n’ roll on Saturday night (December 2), NME.COM wants to know how the fans who take part in the historic final show feel as the band call time on their 13-year career.

If you are going to the gig, we want you to tell us what you think, what the gig was like, what the band members should do in the future. Write your tributes, and the best will be printed on NME.COM. Click here to have your say…