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Stone Roses Belfast gig at SSE Arena announced

Published 26/09/2016

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses performs in front of fans
Ian Brown of The Stone Roses performs in front of fans

The Stone Roses will play Belfast's SSE Arena on June 13 next year.

It is one of three UK shows announced on Monday.  They will also play London on June 13 and Glasgow on June 24.

This summer saw The Stone Roses play to over 240,000 people across four sold out nights at Manchester Etihad stadium, as well as a sold out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday.

Stone Roses were at the forefront of the "Madchester" indie scene after their breakthrough success with their self-titled album in 1989.

Other bands to come out of Manchester in the late Eighties and early Nineties were Happy Mondays and The Charlatans.

A second album, appropriately titled Second Coming, arrived in 1994.

Top hits from the band included Fools Gold, I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums and Love Spreads.

But Reni quit in 1995 and was soon followed by guitarist Squire, leading to the formal dissolution of the band the following year.

Frontman Brown pursued a solo career, Mani joined Primal Scream, and Squire formed his own band The Seahorses.

A detente had occurred by 2011, when the four decided to get back together for a reunion tour.

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