The Stone Roses apparently cut short their gig in Amsterdam last night — the third show of their just-launched reunion tour, the band’s first outing in 16 years — according to press and fan accounts, with Ian Brown emerging on stage in lieu of the expected “I Am the Resurrection” encore to announce, “The drummer’s gone home.”
As you can see from the video posted above, courtesy 0ooWhatsernameoo0, Brown tells a booing audience at the Heineken Music Hall, “The drummer’s gone home. I’m not kidding you. The drummer’s gone home. So there you go. I’m not kidding you. The drummer’s gone home. Sorry about that. … Get it all out. Get it all out. The drummer’s a cunt.”
Louder Than War reports Roses drummer Alan “Reni” Wren may have been having gear issues: “Our man on the spot said that the drum kit may have been broken.” Other fans are worried about the future of the Roses’ reunion, as rumors had swirled in the weeks before its launch that Reni wasn’t on board and a replacement drummer was in rehearsals with the group. And some have suggested Brown was joking in his comments to the crowd; you can judge from the video.
Plus, below you can see video of the main set’s final song, “Love Spreads.” At the beginning, Reni keeps signalling to his ears while looking offstage, suggesting perhaps that he’s having trouble with in-ear monitors. When the song ends, he leaves the stage with a wave to the crowd.
The band’s next concert is this weekend at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden.
UPDATE: A Stone Roses spokeswoman tells the U.K.’s Sky News: “The band didn’t play an encore — which is quite normal for them — and they had already played their full planned set so no one walked off before the end. … All tour dates continue as planned.”
The Stone Roses tour dates:
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
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I could have waited for them to fix the problem, having already waited one hour for them to show up (since nobody was booked to support even if the tickets stated a 20.00 showtime).
On the downside, the band obviously needs more rehearsal, the crowd was sleepy (Brown asked us a couple of time where our dancing shoes where), and I find it hard to swallow that no one from the band took it to Twitter/Facebook/oficial site to justify what looks like a batshit moodswing from ungrateful twats…….
On the plus side, I loved the “Waterfall/don’t stop” mix
THIS BAND SUCKS.
JUST LOOK AT THEM.
THEY ARE HAVING EVEN LESS FUN THAN THE AUDIENCE.
Deja vu?! Hello, Robbie Maddix!
fwd to 3:45 in the Love Spreads vid above. Dude is straight tone deaf.