Following a 15 year hiatus, the hugely influential Manchester rock band The Stone Roses have announced they will reunite for a tour. The band will play two shows at Heaton Park, Manchester, on 29 and 30 June before an “extensive” world tour. At a London press conference, singer Ian Brown said his friendship with John Squire had been repaired and the group hoped to release a new record soon. Since beginning in 1993 and becoming one of the most iconic bands in their genre, combining psychedelic pop and funky basslines, they split in 1996 have recorded only two albums with their 1989 self-titled album regarded as one of the best albums of all time.

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