Stone Roses Announcement For 2016 Shows Announced: Dates, Venues, And Songs Revealed

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English rock band The Stone Roses have announced three major shows for summer 2016.

According to BBC, the group will play at the Etihad Stadium in their home city of Manchester on June 17 and 18 and at the T in the Park festival on July 8.

Their first series of shows for three years, the band played a series of major concerts in 2012 and 2013, but have yet to release a new recording.

An indie legend from the ?80s, debut album released in 1989 was named as the best British album of all time?by NME in 2006, which included classic songs like “I Wanna Be Adored” and “I Am the Resurrection”. Their follow up album called “The Second Coming” failed to replicate the success of their first LP and the quarter split up soon after in 1994.

Speculations about an announcement from the band started when posters bearing their iconic lemon logo appeared at cafes and shops found in the northern quarter of Manchester on Monday.

The band’s most successful lineup consists of vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Mani, and drummer Reni.

In 2002, John Squire stated in an interview with The Guardian that he’d rather remove his own liver with a teaspoon, when asked about the possibility of a revival tour while Ian Brown told Clash that he’d “need to be down to his last chicken dinner”.

The song “I Am The Resurrection” started out as a joke, with Mani playing the riff to The Beatles’ “Taxman” backwards. “Mani would play the riff backwards during sound-checks and we played along over the top for a laugh. Finally we said, ‘Let’s do this joke-song properly and see what happens’,” said Reni according to Clash.

Tickets for the three shows go on sale at 09:30 GMT on Friday.

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