The Stone Roses have downplayed accusations of a rift after the band’s drummer apparently walked off stage before the end of their reunion gig in Amsterdam last night and have confirmed that all their summer shows will still go ahead as planned, despite frontman Ian Brown calling the band’s drummer Reni a ‘c**t’ onstage – which you can watch below.
Ian Brown returned to the stage at the end of the gig as the crowd at the waited for the expected encore of ‘I Am The Resurrection’. He told the audience: “the drummer’s gone home… I’m not joking, the drummer’s gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it.” He added: “What can I say, the drummer’s a c**t.”
A spokesperson for the band told Sky News: “The band didn’t play an encore – which is quite normal for them – and they had already played their full planned set so no one walked off before the end.” They added: “All tour dates continue as planned.”
Last night was the band’s third comeback show ahead of a series of sell-out homecoming gigs in Manchester’s Heaton Park at the end of this month, as well as a string of European festival performances…..and possibly Australia.