The Stone Roses are back
UK alternative rock band The Stone Roses are reuniting.
The band said in a press conference Tuesday that the rumours are true and that there will be two shows at Manchester's Heaton Park on June 29 and 30, followed by a world tour.
The band also said they will be playing new songs.
Vocalist Ian Brown says the band is hoping for a new album, “… But we said that before didn't we?"
Brown says: "This is a live resurrection and you're invited so you better be there", and the band will "ride until the wheels fall off".
As to why the band is reforming now, Brown says: “We've had offers to do it two, three times a year… In times like this you can uplift people."
The Stone Roses formed in 1983 and were one of the pioneering groups of the ‘Madchester’ movement of the ‘90s.
Guitarist John Squire left the band in 1996, describing his departure as "the inevitable conclusion to the gradual social and musical separation we have undergone in the past few years.” The band was dissolved before the year was out.
Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this Friday.