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Stone Roses to play comeback gig

Category: England

Published: 23rd May 2012 17:36:31

Seminal indie band The Stone Roses are to make their live comeback at a surprise gig in Warrington later.

Tickets for the free gig were available to fans who turned up at the venue with a Stone Roses CD, LP or T-shirt. They have all now been allocated.

The show at the Parr Hall will be their first live performance for 16 years. Their first comeback show had been scheduled for Barcelona on 8 June.

But they announced the Warrington show just hours before the gig on Wednesday.

The Manchester band recorded just two albums before they split up in 1996.

Their 1989 self-titled debut is regarded as a landmark album, combining psychedelic pop and funky basslines.

The reformed four-piece were not due to perform in the UK until the end of June, when 225,000 people will watch three shows at Heaton Park in Manchester.

They will also before perform at a number of UK festivals and embark on an "extensive" world tour.

Their best-known songs include Fools Gold, I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs the Drums and Love Spreads - their biggest single, reaching number two in 1994.

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