02/21/13 Dubai Media City Amphitheater
03/02/13 Doomben, Aus Doomben Racecourse
03/03/13 Joondalup, Aus Arena Joondalup
03/09/13 Randwick, Aus Randwick Racecourse
03/10/13 Melbourne, Aus Flemington
03/11/13 Adelaide, Aus Bonython Park
04/12/13 Indio, CA Empire Polo Club
04/19/13 Indio, CA Empire Polo Club
06/07/13 London, UK Finsbury Park
06/08/13 London, UK Finsbury Park
06/14/13 Newport, UK Seaclose Park
06/15/13 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Green
The Stone Roses
I just read on the Guardian Newspaper that The Stone Roses have re-united! Their show sold out instantly.…
Eventually the songwriting team of singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire would musically clash and the band broke up in 1996. If you listen to their two albums, you can tell that Second Coming, was basically a Squire album, with the songs were heavy guitar-driven.
When I read that indeed the Stone Roses were reforming in late 2011, it got me really excited. Of course, when they went on tour, there were already trouble on tour - but I suspect (as we all do), that they were doing the tour for the money. I've already mention that even if they do a North American tour (at the time there were no US dates announced), that it would be at stadiums and well above my concert cost threshold.
If you turn this around and I'll confess to not knowing any of what's popular with radio youth, but the youngsters seems to know all these High School Musical songs (I once bought a Disney karaoke disc for my cousins and had absolutely no idea who any of those singers were.)
I think the more troubling question is: are the Coachella people out of touch? Sure, Britpop fans like me would love to see this Blur/Stone Roses show, but do the regular California youths care about these bands?
PS, I went to the very first Coachella. It was not good times. I saw The Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, and a ton of other smaller (mostly UK) bands.
Coachella 1999 Ticketstub