A spokesperson for The Stone Roses has insisted ‘all tour dates continue as planned’ following the apparent early departure from a gig in Amsterdam this week by drummer Reni.
The unlikeliest of reunions didn’t take long to hit rocky ground on June 12th when The Stone Roses’ talented sticksman was reported to have refused to return to the stage for a planned encore performance of ‘I Am The Resurrection‘, leaving frontman Ian Brown to tell the crowd
to, “Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it. What can I say, the drummer’s a c**t.”
And after the famously fractious nature of the first stage of their career, together with a less than harmonious relationship amongst most of the ex-bandmates following their eventual split in 1996, the fragility of the upcoming summer dates was seemingly brought into full focus with problems occurring so early on in the comeback tour.
However, a spokesperson has now told Sky News that not playing an encore is usual practice for the Roses, and moved to reassure fans that all future dates – including the massive homecoming shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park – are not in any jeopardy.
“The band didn’t play an encore – which is quite normal for them,” the spokesperson said. “And they had already played their full planned set so no-one walked off before the end. All tour dates continue as planned.”
The Stone Roses’ trio of Heaton Park shows will begin on June 29th, with support being provided by the likes of Primal Scream and The Vaccines.Just Published: