Watch Footage of The Stone Roses' First Show in 16 Years
Last night, The Stone Roses played their first concert in 16 years at Warrington Parr Hall in the U.K. Liam Gallagher of Oasis was in attendance as the Roses played an 11-song, no-encore set to a sold-out crowd.
Although the band announced that they had reunited and signed a new record deal in 2011, this was their first appearance on stage since. The show was also their first with original drummer Alan “Reni’” Wren since 1990. They opened the set with “I Wanna Be Adored,” the leadoff track from their 1989 self-titled debut album, and, by all accounts, they weren’t any worse for the wear despite the lengthy layoff.
There was a no-filming policy at the show, which was something frontman Ian Brown was vocal about, stating “If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” according to The Telegraph. But the iPhones were still obviously out in full force to document the reunion. Here are snippets of video from “Made of Stone” and “Waterfall”:
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