Having heard nothing new for 15 years, fans of the Stone Roses’ famed “Madchester” sound had resigned themselves to the band’s demise, but the four-piece held a press conference in London in October 2011 announcing their reunion and the launch of a worldwide 2012 reunion tour.
Released in 1989, the band’s eponymous debut album is widely considered one of the greatest rock albums ever made, but their follow-up, The Second Coming, was less successful, and the group eventually split up after a series of clashes and legal wrangles.
In advance of the tour’s launch, the band has recorded new material for a third studio album. The reunion tour starts with three performances at Manchester’s Heaton Park, tickets for which sold out almost immediately. The Dublin gig also launched a fan frenzy when tickets went on sale in December. Remaining tickets cost €65.50 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.
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