Stone Roses Amsterdam gig ends in confusion
Published: 13th Jun 2012 13:43:48
Stone Roses fans were left confused after the reformed band failed to play an encore at a gig in Amsterdam on Tuesday, amid reports drummer Reni had left the venue.
Singer Ian Brown appeared on stage alone at the Heineken Music Hall, to tell the crowd the gig was over.
Fans had expected to hear I Am The Resurrection, which the reformed band closed a show with in Spain on Friday.
Brown reportedly said: "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home."
Many of the fans present then booed the 49-year-old frontman's announcement, according to BBC journalist Peter Shuttleworth, who was at the concert.
"Ian just said something like 'Come on, get all your negative vibes out on me. I can take it'," he said.
However, Shuttleworth claims the jeers were "short-lived" and fans were "more bemused than disappointed".
He added: "People were just looking at each other thinking 'what's going on?'"
He also disputed reports that Reni - real name Alan Wren - had stormed off stage, saying that he and guitarist John Squire had hugged as they left.
The band seemed to have expressed plans to play an encore, telling fans: "If you want us to come back, we're going up four storeys, so you have to cheer loud".
The Stone Roses kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona last weekend. They have a summer of dates planned, including three homecoming shows in Manchester's Heaton Park at the end of June.
Fans have dismissed speculation that the gig in Holland signals problems for the rest of the tour, calling the show "quality" and the crowd "enthusiastic".
Several reports quote an insider who suggested there had been a problem with the drum kit, but this has not been confirmed.
Paul Roberts was at the gig and emailed BBC 6 Music: "At one point I saw Reni waving his arms wildly at the stage mixer, obviously not happy with something."
Another, Matt Morris, claimed Brown's announcement "was followed by a volley of beer thrown at the stage and booing".
Remaining dates on the Stone Roses tour are expected to go ahead as planned, with the band due on stage in Sweden on Thursday.
At 12:02:00 in SportDavid Luckman says it was "magical" to win his second Commonwealth Games gold in the individual full-bore rifle Queen's Prize event.
At 12:01:22 in ScotlandThe government has unveiled new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers in remote parts of the UK.
At 11:57:28 in EnglandTwo members of staff at Jersey Post were taken to hospital with minor burns after a package leaked chemicals.
At 11:53:55 in EntertainmentThe last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September.
At 11:51:47 in HeadlinesA leading Senegalese rights group has condemned the corruption trial of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's son, Karim.
At 11:49:07 in WorldThousands of Tibetan exiles have attended the funeral in Nepal of one of Tibetan Buddhism's most senior monks.
At 11:45:32 in EnglandLeisure airline Monarch has terminated its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport.
At 11:43:41 in HeadlinesGuatemala, Mexico and the United States have reached a deal to try to prevent migrants from jumping onto a freight train in an attempt to reach the US, according to Guatemalan officials.
At 11:43:24 in EnglandMeasures are in place to minimise disruption after Gatwick baggage reclaim delays saw passengers go home without luggage, the airport said.
At 11:39:42 in ScotlandHundreds of jobs are expected to be created in the far north of Scotland with the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Stone Roses Amsterdam gig ends in confusion [Online] (Updated 13th Jun 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1434401/Stone-Roses-Amsterdam-gig-ends-in-confusion [Accessed 31st Jul 2014]
News In Other Categories
The government has unveiled new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers in remote parts of the UK.
The deputy leader of Powys Council has been "severely reprimanded" for using racially offensive language at a council meeting.
A leading Senegalese rights group has condemned the corruption trial of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's son, Karim.
The last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September.
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission has said.
A man who was found dead in County Meath is reported to have been linked to the murder of a Real IRA leader in Dublin two years ago.