By Holly Frith On May 24, 2012

The Stone Roses Make Triumphant Return As They Play First Gig In 16 Years

Band played special Warrington show

The Stone Roses Make Triumphant Return As They Play First Gig In 16 Years
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The Stone Roses are back! The band wowed fans at their first live show in 16 years during a a surprise Warrington show last night (May 23).

The Manchester legends played to a 1,000-strong crowd at the surprise comeback gig at Warrington’s Parr Hall in Cheshire.

Fans went into a frenzy for tickets after the show was announced yesterday afternoon. The original line-up of Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni were greeted with a massive roar as they made their way on stage.

Speaking to the crowd, frontman Ian Brown said: “If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment. You have a memory there of something you’ve never lived.”

The Manchester band’s last live set was at the Reading Festival in 1996 shortly before they split up.

They band's set opened with 'I Wanna Be Adored' before Ian asked the audience: “Any requests?”

Liam Gallagher was among the famous faces in the audience at the packed show.

The band, who announced last year that they were reforming, are due to play in Barcelona next month followed by three nights at Manchester’s Heaton Park.

The Stone Roses' setlist was as follows:

'I Wanna Be Adored'

'Mersey Paradise'

'Sally Cinnamon'

'Made of Stone'

'(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister'

'Where Angels Play'

'Shoot You Down'

'Tightrope'

'Waterfall'

'She Bangs The Drums'

'Love Spreads'

Shows Set To Rock 2012

The 90’s rockers postponed their tour that was supposed to go ahead last summer – but, UK fans don’t fret as the boys will be back on tour this summer! Supported by The All-American Rejects as well, the fans are definitely in for a treat…

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