Seminal guitar band ‘The Stone Roses’ have announced three major shows which are set to take place next summer, it will be their first event in three years. The group will play in their home town at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the 17th and 18th of June, they will also appear at T in the Park Festival on the 8th of July.
The group became indie legends in the late 1980’s with their debut album, which included classic tunes such as ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ and ‘I Am The Resurrection’. It was named the best British album of all time by NME in 2006 and came second in a Channel 4 poll that was constructed to find the best album of the millennium in 1997.
The band’s announcement comes after posters of lemons appeared in record stores across Manchester from the 2nd of November, the band also tweeted their official promotional poster on the same date. Images of the lemon, which have been utilised on the group’s posters and album artwork in the past, appeared around the city with sightings confirmed at Great Ancoats Street and at the vinyl revival record store on Hilton Street.
Mancunian musicians have been displaying their excitement at ‘The Stone Roses’’ announcement, founder and front man of ‘The Courteeners’ Liam Fray and Tim Burgess of ‘The Charlatans’ by tweeting about the posters, leaving some fans questioning whether the three bands will play together in the forthcoming events.
At some bookmakers the band are now the second favourites behind Adele to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival. The Stone Roses were famously booked to play at Glastonbury in 1995 but failed to make the event and were replaced by Pulp. The band’s followers will be hoping that this recent influx in activity is leading to a third album release. Tickets for all three scheduled events go on sale at 9.30am on the 6th of November.