The Stone Roses are set to announce a reunion tour next week.
The ‘Fools Gold’ group -comprising of Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield and Alan ‘Reni’ Wren – have signed up for a series of concerts dates which they will announce at a press conference on Tuesday (18.10.10) after frontman Ian and guitarist John settled their differences, according to The Sun newspaper.
The pair had been locked in a bitter war of words since John walked out of the band in 1996, but relations thawed after they met at a funeral held for the mother of the band’s bass player, Mani, in March.
A source said: “Ian has been mulling over reaching out to John for a while now. A lot of water has gone under the bridge and everyone has grown up. Ian has just gone through a tough time with a divorce and then Mani’s mum’s funeral brought everyone back under the same roof.
“It was an emotional reunion. There were no harsh words. It was a heartwarming breaking of bread.
“They had a lot to catch up on and have been in regular contact since.”
The group had notoriously bad luck during their career, after a legal wrangle with their record label following the release of their defining debut album meant they hardly earned any money from it and were forbidden from releasing any music on another label for two years.
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