As had been rumored, The Stone Roses are playing an “intimate” club gig in London tonight — presumably tied to the ongoing Olympic festivities — that is free to fans who live in the London area and who bought tickets to the band’s three-night homecoming stand at Manchester’s Heaton Park earlier this summer.
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Last weekend, The Stone Roses brought their improbable reunion tour to Manchester for three nights at the city’s Heaton Park, playing to a total of 220,000 fans in what have been billed as the fastest-selling concerts in U.K. history — and now you can watch the complete, 19-song, 100-minute set from the band’s first night.
With The Stone Roses opening their three-night homecoming stand at Manchester’s Heaton Park tomorrow night, now comes the ‘inside’ look at their reunion: a cheeky 9-minute mockumentary called ‘The Stone Roses: The Second Second Coming,’ which was posted to YouTube today and is quickly making the social media rounds.
The Stone Roses sold out their two 2012 reunion concerts in Manchester in just 14 minute this morning, prompting the band to add a third show — which also sold out. All told, the band sold 220,000 tickets in 68 minutes, leading it to declare the concerts the ‘fastest selling rock gigs in U.K. history.’
The Stone Roses — Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary “Mani” Mounfield and Alan “Reni” Wren — this morning announced they are reuniting for the first time since the mid-’90s to play two hometown concerts next June in Manchester followed by a world tour — and they’re writing new songs.