The Stone Roses put behind their past feuds to perform one of the most anticipated reunions in British music over the weekend, after performing three consecutive gigs from Friday to Sunday at Manchester's Heaton Park. Despite rain and problems caused by an overloaded transport system to and from the gigs, the Mad-chester band left the thousands of fans who attended wanting more.
The band received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, as they spent the weekend revisiting the songs from their hugely influential 1989 self titled debut album. The album is still considered as one of the best and most influential records in British pop history, making the band legends even though the group's second and only other release, Second Coming, has been universally panned since 1994. The group then disbanded two years later. The Mancunians will now embark on an international tour, heading to Dublin on Thursday followed by appearances in Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, Japan and Romania. They will return to British shores to perform at a handful of festivals later in the summer.
What's next for the band was the question left on most of the rain-soaked crowd's lips, with a possible new album set to be released some time in the near future. In a statement on their official website, the band have hinted that another album may well and truly be in the works, as they will be focusing on 'what's next' after the extensive tour. Various musical presses have reported that the band has "at least" three or four new tracks recorded already, after signing a contract with Columbia Records in the United States and Universal Music for Britain and the rest of the world.