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Stone Roses add third reunion gig

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Published: 21st Oct 2011 10:43:58

The Stone Roses have added a third date to their reunion shows at Manchester's Heaton Park, with tickets on sale now.

The announcement came after fans snapped up 150,000 tickets for the first two gigs in just 14 minutes on Friday morning, at a price of £55 each.

The classic line-up of the band announced they were reforming on Tuesday, 16 years after they last appeared on stage together.

They are best known for hits like I Wanna Be Adored and Fools Gold.

Their iconic, self-titled, debut album was voted the best British album of all time by readers of NME magazine.

After the band's third concert in Manchester, on 1 July 2012, they are expected to embark on a world tour.

No further dates have been announced, but The Sun newspaper reports that they have been signed up to play Scotland's T In The Park Festival next summer.

The Manchester quartet recorded just two albums before the group dissolved amidst legal wranglings and personal disagreements.

The Stone Roses on getting back together and their plans to tour in 2012

In particular, singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire fell out after the latter's decision to quit the band over the phone in January 1996. They traded insults in the press for many years, and regularly scoffed at rumours of a reunion.

According to the band, relationships thawed earlier this year when they attended the funeral of bass player Gary Mounfield's mother.

Announcing their comeback at a press conference, Brown said: "Something magical happens when us four are in the room together, you can't put your finger on it."

The musicians, now aged between 47 and 48, also revealed their intention to record new material.

"We are going to do what we did the first time and ride it 'til the wheels come off," said Brown.

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