The Stone Roses had to cut short a planned encore during a gig in Amsterdam yesterday (June 12th) after their drummer Reni apparently left the city’s Heineken Music Hall venue before the end of the show.
Online rumours last night were suggesting Reni had walked off stage mid-set, but it now appears he in fact didn’t return for the stretched-out jammy version of ‘I Am The Resurrection‘ which has been chosen to close the recently reunited band’s comeback tour dates.
According to NME, frontman Ian Brown later returned to the stage to address a still expectant crowd, telling them repeatedly that, ‘I’m not joking, the drummer’s gone home’, before adding: “Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it. What can I say, the drummer’s a c**t.”
During the first stage of their career, Reni was often seen as the most unpredictable member of an already volatile group, and was the first ‘classic’ Stone Rose to quit the group as they began to disintegrate in 1995.
As yet, no reason for the walk out has emerged, though NME reports one source as saying there had been problems with the drum-kit throughout the performance.Just Published: