November 2, 2015


The Stone Roses Announce Three Big 2016 Concerts

Gary Wolstenholme
Gary Wolstenholme

Update: The mystery ends here: The Stone Roses are playing three big concerts in 2016. The first two come on June 17 and 18 in their hometown of Manchester, England, at Etihad Stadium. Then they'll hit Scotland's T in the Park festival, set for July 8. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9:30AM GMT.

Original story: English rock bands are all about the sneaky, colorful promotion game right now. Last week fans detected that Coldplay are likely about to release their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, based on wordless posters around the city. Now lemony bills are cropping up all around Manchester, getting acolytes of the Stone Roses all of a dither.

The simple, cartooned citrus fruits are "the exact same kind that graced the cover of their self-titled debut album," NME reports. The magazine also highlights tweets noting there are 16 lemons, perhaps pointing to a 2016 release or tour.

According to the Mirror, the band will make an announcement at 2PM EST on Monday.

The Stone Roses reformed in 2011 after a 15-year break. The band is still riding on just two studio albums, 1989's aforementioned debut and 1994's Second Coming.