The Stone Roses Confirm Support For Finsbury Park Show
31 May 2013
The Stone Roses have announced support for their two shows in Finsbury Park, north London and reveal new songs have been written.
Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren have confirmed support for both days of their weekend shows at Finsbury Park in North London.
Confirmed for June 8th 2013 is English post-punk band Public Image Ltd as well as Ex Last Shadow Puppets Miles Kane and ex Smiths songwriter and guitarist Johnny Marr. The Friday 7th June sees Rudimental, The Courteeners and Dizzee Rascal confirmed for support.
The Stone Roses New Songs Revealed
Guitarist John Squire also revealed that the band had written some new songs and were going to be recording them in the near future. If people were hoping that the band might perform some of the new songs, they’ll be left disappointed as he explained:
“…We won't be playing the songs live until we've recorded them. We're working on it this year."
The Stone Rose Made Of Stone Premiers
The Stone Roses docu-film ‘Made Of Stone’ recently premiered in Manchester, however; drummer Reni failed to turn up, adding to several incidents in the band’s 30 year career. Shane Meadows said of the film:
“.. The only thing they didn’t want to do was the classic thing you see in documentaries where someone is sat in front of the mixing desk or a rack of guitars... "It's about celebrating this reunion and I was right into that..”
Made Of Stone was directed by the highly acclaimed director Shane Meadows (This is England) and documents The Stone Roses comeback career in 2011. As well as Shane Meadow’s version of events, another Manchester film is out at the same time,‘Spike Island’, also evokes the spirit of Mad-chester in the ‘90s.
The Stone Roses are also performing at a number of music festivals in the UK including the ever popular Isle of Wight Festival taking place 13th-16th June 2013, with a show at Glasgow Green on Saturday 15th June 2013.
The Stone Roses tour dates:
Finsbury Park, London, Fri 7th June 2013
Finsbury Park, London, Sat 8th June 2013
Glasgow, Glasgow Green, Sat 15th June 2013
Newport, Seaclose Park, 13th-16th June 2013 (Isle of Wight Festival)
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