The Stone Roses officially start their 2012 tour dates tomorrow (Friday 8 June) with the first of two Barcelona gigs.
The warm-up gigs in Barcelona and Amsterdam should see the reformed band perform their first full sets, after theÂ ecstaticallyÂ receivedÂ surpriseÂ gig in Warrington.
thestoneroses.co.uk fansite will be in Barcelona and we’ll be reporting on the gigs. Follow us on Twitter @stonerosesÂ for instant reactions, with full reports to follow on this website.
We’ve also set up the first of a series of webpages for each of the forthcoming gigs. You can can share your expectations, post comments, leaveÂ reviews and link to photos and videos. Help those who can’t make the gigs share the experience.
The Stone Roses have played their first comeback gig.
The free gig announced this afternoon, was played at the 1100 capacity Parr Hall, Warrington. AnÂ ecstaticÂ crowd, including Cressa and Liam Gallagher, witnessed anÂ electricÂ performance from the classic Roses lineup of Brown, Squire, Mani and Reni.
The Stone Roses played an 11 song list, drawing primarily from their debut album but also featuring two b-sides and two Second Coming tracks
Early reports suggest The Roses went down a storm,with a strong performance from the band and a solid vocal showing from Ian.
The Stone Roses are to play a short set tonight (Wednesday 23rd May) at Warrington Parr Hall.
The concert is free. Wristbands (1 per person) can be collected from the Warrington Pyramid box office (next to Warrington Parr Hall) from 4pm today.Â Doors 8pm.
To qualify for a free ticket to this very special warm up show fans will need to take a Stone Roses CD inlay cover, record sleeve, official band t-shirt or Heaton Park ticket with them to the Pyramid box office. All entrants must be aged 14+.
The charity HUGS (‘Helping Uganda Schools’) will be collecting donations at the venue.
If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, leave a comment and let us know how the gig went.