Stone Roses play first gig in 16 years
Thursday 24 May 2012
A crowd of 1,000 Stone Roses fans saw the newly reunited band play their first gig in 16 years last night.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was reported to be among the devotees at Warrington's Parr Hall in Lancashire as the seminal indie band opened with their cult track "I Wanna Be Adored".
The music magazine NME said the band were "light years from how they sounded in '96".
The free show was announced just hours in advance and only people with one of the band's record sleeves, T-shirts or tickets to an upcoming gig were admitted.
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