Reunions, Video — May 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

Stone Roses reunite in Warrington, U.K., for first concert in 16 years (SETLIST, VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Stone Roses — Ian BrownJohn SquireGary “Mani” Mounfield and Alan “Reni” Wren — played their first concert in 16 years Wednesday, a free, 11-song warm-up show for fans crammed into the 1,100-capacity Parr Hall in Warrington, England.

The setlist, posted below via The Stone Roses Fansite, is comprised largely of songs from the band’s legendary 1989 self-titled debut. We’ve posted the first video to emerge above, and few more clips below. Fan accounts indicate security was actively trying to stop filming, and, so far, only a few, very short clips have emerged from the show.

The surprise concert was announced earlier the same day, with the Roses promising a “short set” for fans who lined up to get wristbands. The tickets were free, but those in line had to show proof of fandom in the form of a Roses CD cover, record sleeve, official T-shirt or a ticket to one of the band’s three giant outdoor homecoming shows in Manchester’s Heaton Park

Until Wednesday’s surprise gig, the Roses had been set to debut their reunion with shows June 8 and 9 at the 4,000-capacity Club Razzmatazz in Barcelona, followed by a June 12 date at the 5,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

The band then will plays Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France before staging the three Heaton Park concerts in late June and early July, with support from Primal ScreamLiam Gallagher’s Beady EyeThe Wailers and The Clash’s Mick Jones. After that, the band plays throughout Europe and Asia into late August. So far, no U.S. shows have been announced.


Setlist: The Stone Roses, Warrington Parr Hall, Warrington, UK, 5/23/12

1. “I Wanna Be Adored”
2. “Mersey Paradise”
3. “Sally Cinnamon”
4. “Made of Stone”
5. “Sugar Spun Sister”
6. “Where Angels Play”
7. “Shoot You Down”
8. “Tightrope”
9. “Waterfall”
10. “She Bangs The Drums”
11. “Love Spreads”










The Stone Roses tour dates:

May 23: Parr Hall, Warrington, UK (warm-up show)
June 8: Club Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain *
June 9: Club Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain *
June 12: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *
June 14-16: Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, Sweden
June 15-17: NorthSide Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
June 22-24: Hurricane Festival, Scheeßel, Germany
June 22-24: Southside Festival, Tuttlingen, Germany
June 25: Les Nuits des Fourvières, Lyon, France *
June 29: Heaton Park, Manchester, UK *
June 30: Heaton Park, Manchester, UK *
July 1: Heaton Park, Manchester, UK *
July 5: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland *
July 10: T in the Park Festival, Balado, Kinross-shire, UK
July 12-15: Benicassim Festival, Benicassim, Spain
July 13: Optimus Alive Festival, Oeiras, Portugal
July 17: Arena Civica, Milan, Italy *
July 22: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore *
July 24: Asia World Arena, Hong Kong *
July 27-29: Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski resort, Yuzawa, Japan
July 27-29: Jisan Valley Rock Festival, Icheon, South Korea
Aug. 6: Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway
Aug. 6-13: Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Aug. 17: Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug. 18-19: V Festival, Chelmsford & Stafford, UK
Aug. 22: Vital Festival, Belfast, UK

 * Non-festival headlining date







  1. for the love of god, please book SF already!

  2. Humperdinck

    This is why they are one of the greatest bands ever. Announce a gig, free to get in , and play a set that everyone in attendance will never ever forget! This is what makes the Stone Roses special.

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