Fans had good reason to believe The Stone Roses’ 5-year-long reunion ended with their June 24, 2017, concert in Glasgow, yet there was never any formal announcement — until now. John Squire, in a new interview with The Guardian, makes it clear: The Roses are once again no more. Full details right here.
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Fans who saw tonight’s Stone Roses gig in Glasgow are reporting that frontman Ian Brown seemingly announced the end of the band, telling the crowd, “Don’t be sad it’s over. Be happy that it happened” — suggesting the Manchester legends’ reunion has run its course after five years.
Since announcing their reunion, The Stone Roses have booked dates across Europe and into the Far East, yet no official mention has been made of North American concerts. According to a fan at this weekend’s Barcelona tour kickoff, though, John Squire confirmed the Roses will play the U.S. ‘next year.’
The Stone Roses — Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary “Mani” Mounfield and Alan “Reni” Wren — opened their first tour since 1996 with a pair of full-length concerts Friday and Saturday night at Club Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain. Check out the setlists from each night, plus video highlights of both concerts.
The Stone Roses — Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary ‘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 surprise concert was announced earlier the same day.
Having already preempted their massive Manchester homecoming gigs with festival dates in Scandinavia and Germany, The Stone Roses have once again bumped up the start of their hugely anticipated summer reunion tour with a trio of just-announced smaller-venue concerts in Barcelona and Amsterdam in early June.
The reunited Stone Roses continue to roll out summer festival dates, confirming over the weekend that they’ll headline the U.K.’s V Festival in August. So far, the band is playing 11 festivals in Europe and the Far East, plus standalone gigs in Manchester and Dublin.
The Stone Roses’ reunion is still six months out, but frontman Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire gave fans a preview last night when they performed on stage together for the first time in 16 years at the Manchester stop of the “Justice Tonight” tour headlined by The Clash’s Mick Jones — who is performing his old band’s songs.
The reunited Stone Roses will not make their rabidly anticipated live return at a trio of massive outdoor homecoming gigs in Manchester next summer, having today announced festival dates in Sweden and Denmark that will precede those sold-out shows.
The reunited Stone Roses — Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary “Mani” Mounfield and Alan “Reni” Wren — today announced they will headline the T in the Park Festival in the U.K., the Benicassim Festival in Spain and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan next summer.
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.
Two years after the last big swell of rumors, reports of an impending reunion of The Stone Roses once again are flying, thanks to a U.K. tabloid’s claim the band is ‘getting back together after Ian Brown and John Squire buried the hatchet on one of the most bitter feuds in rock ‘n’ roll history.’
Just last week we marked the 48th birthday of Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield — and today we celebrate a Stone Roses birthday again, as guitarist John Squire also turns 48. Here’s video of the Roses performing “Waterfall” on Tony Wilson’s show “The Other Side of Midnight” in March 1989, prior to the release of the band’s self-titled debut.