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220,000 Stone Roses reunion tickets sell out in an hour

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Published: 22nd Oct 2011 13:30:47

The excitement surrounding the reunion of Manchester band The Stone Roses has led to some 220,000 of their tickets being sold in just over an hour.

It was revealed last week that the group, who split up in 1996 after releasing two successful albums in the late eighties and early nineties, have got back together and will stage three shows in Manchester's Heaton Park in June 2012. In addition, they stated they are working on new material.

Originally only two shows had been announced and tickets for those gigs went on sale yesterday (October 21st) morning. The full 150,000 were sold in just 14 minutes. A third date was then announced, with those tickets being sold out just over 45 minutes later.

Upon hearing the news, frontman Ian Brown said: "We plan on spending the rest of the day jumping up and down with our hands in the air."

The band split up shortly after relations between childhood friends Brown and guitarist John Squire soured, with the latter deciding to leave the outfit. For many years after they feuded in public.

However, they reportedly forgave each other earlier this year and quickly started writing songs together again.  

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