Published Mar 17, 2009Once again, rumours of a Stone Roses reunion are flying. According to notorious UK rag the Daily Mirror, the long-defunct baggy act will reform for a 21-date UK summer tour and possibly even Coachella, despite front-man Ian Brown saying last summer that there was "no chance... not in the next three lifetimes" of his former band reuniting.
"It's taken a lot of time to get Ian to agree but he's finally signed on the dotted line," the Mirror quotes an unnamed source as saying. "The rest of the band were really up for it, especially when they realised the amount of money on the table."
Apparently, the plan would be for the tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Stone Roses' self-titled 1989 debut, which later this year is to be released as a box set.
And while former Stone Roses bassist Mani recently said that 2009 would be the "ideal time" for the Madchester flag-bearers to reunite, a summer tour would contradict the current plans of several of the band's members. As previously reported, Ian Brown is currently in the midst of doing another solo album, and guitarist-turned-painter John Squire has already scheduled a major art exhibition for this summer.
As of yet, there is no official word from the Stone Roses about this supposed reunion, nor have any tour dates been announced.