Wednesday 13 December 2017

Mystery over disappearance of Stone Roses drummer Reni from stage encore

The Stone Roses are due to play Phoenix Park on July 5. Photo: Getty Images
The Stone Roses are due to play Phoenix Park on July 5. Photo: Getty Images


THE NEWLY reformed Stone Roses drummer Reni reportedly went home after their set at a concert in Amsterdam.

Lead singer Ian Brown told fans “the drummer’s gone home” at the end of the Netherlands show when the band came on stage for an expected encore.

There have been reports of renewed tensions within the reformed band who are playing their first shows in 16 years.

There were problems with the drum sounds through the gig, but fans were surprised when instead of playing ‘I Am the Resurrection’ only Ian returned to the stage.

He told them: "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it."

It was not clear if Ian meant Reni had gone home for the night, or was leaving the tour altogether.

Website Louder Than War, who were also at the concert, tweeted: “Ian brown remark about Reni 'tongue in cheek' according to our man on the spot...”

They later added: “No updates, great gig with an open and strange ending, hard to guess.”

The Stone Roses, which include bass player Mani and guitarist John Squire, reformed last year are due to play the Phoenix Park this summer as part of their concert tour.

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