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2013/01/25

After spending last summer in Europe playing reunion gigs, the Stone Roses are finally playing their first North American dates since 1995. The Stone Roses headline Coachella this year! Since the band is playing both weekends of the festival...makes you wonder what they'll be doing during the week in between Coachella gigs! ;)

Tickets for Coachella go on sale January 29th at 1pm ET/10am PT and will likely sell out immediately, so make arrangements to get tickets immediately when they go on sale. Blur, New Order, Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, and Franz Ferdinand are among some of the other exciting acts from the U.K. playing Coachella 2013.  Full lineup poster here.

Additional dates for the Stone Roses are expected to be announced shortly.


Meanwhile a biography on the band titled Stone Roses: War & Peace is finally going to be released in North America on April 2nd. The 352 page book tells the story of the band through interviews with key members in the Roses' camp plus includes 40 previously unseen photos.  The biography was released last year in the U.K. and received excellent reviews from critics and fans alike - Liam Gallagher, who is probably the band's BIGGEST fan, said the book is "like Quadrophenia. They're the best band in the world, no question. I followed them around when I was 16 and 17, it's amazing."

Author Simon Spence was interviewed by Q last year and revealed the book was originally only to be about Reni, but evolved into a book on the full band:

"In August 2011 Reni sat down for a meal with Ian, the first time they had met in years. I also heard stories of Mani and his wife babysitting Squire's kids. I presumed this was good news for the book. Yes, looking back, when I was asked how quickly I could turn the book around (initially we had been working toward an October 2012 publication date) that was a clue. In September, when I was told that all four were down in London meeting with promoter Simon Moran, I put the two and two together."

"I chose the title, with a nod to Tolstoy, after the first draft of the book came in at around 250,000 words. It was nabbed from a Squire one liner: When asked what Elephant Stone was about, he said: Love and Death. War and Peace. Morecambe and Wise. I actually felt it fitted with the band's career."

Read the full interview with Spence here, check out extracts from the book here, read several reviews of Stone Roses: War & Peace here and pre-order now from Amazon.

A documentary on the Stone Roses' reunion filmed by director Shane Meadows is in the works and expected to be released later this year. According to a recent report in NME, Meadows is editing a ton of video captured from October 2011 (when the band announced their reunion) through their live shows last August. The report includes a quote from a source who claims the film will also include "never seen before archive footage." Read the full report over at NME.

For more info on the Stone Roses, visit the band's official website.

STONE ROSES - 2013 confirmed tour dates

02/21: Dubai @ Media City Amphitheatre
02/23: Jakarta @ Lapangan D-Senayan
02/26: Auckland @ Vector Arena
03/01: Brisbane @ The Riverstage
03/02: Brisbane @ Doomben Racecourse
03/03: Perth @ Arena Joondalup
03/06: Sydney @ Hordern Pavilion
03/07: Melbourne @ Festival Hall
03/09: Sydney @ Royal Randwick Racecourse
03/10: Melbourne @ Flemington Racecourse
03/11: Adelaide @ Bonython Park
04/12: Coachella @ Indio, California
04/19: Coachella @ Indio, California
06/07: London @ Finsbury Park
06/08: London @ Finsbury Park
06/14: Isle Of Wight Festival, UK
06/15: Glasgow @ Glasgow Green
08/09: Tokyo @ Summer Sonic Festival

Stone Roses - collection of live appearances from 2012 in Barcelona & Lyon



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Stone Roses biography: War & Peace
Video: Stone Roses "secret" Olympics show
Stone Roses live in Barcelona