Video: Stone Roses Play First Gig In 16 Years

Click for footage of the legendary band's surprise comeback gig.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Footage has emerged of The Stone Roses' intimate gig at Warrington Parr Hall last night (May 24), their first in 16 years. 

The seminal band, whose massive impact on popular culture inspired the advent of Brit-Pop and its two  most famous exports, Blur and Oasis, whose frontman Liam Gallagher was watching from the venue's balcony, played an 11-song set that began with the anthemic 'I Wanna Be Adored' and closed with 'Love Spreads'. The band played no encore and did not include arguably their best track 'I Am The Resurrection'. but the set was thunderously received nonetheless.

Fan footage from the event has now been posted on YouTube, which can be viewed below:


'I Wanna Be Adored'




'Made of Stone'

The band announced the event just hours prior to the doors of Warrington Parr Hall opening via their official website, with them employing a unique system in order to ensure that the venue would mostly contain passionate fans of the band and not curious passers by – fans were only eligible to qualify for a wristband for the gig if they showed staff a Stone Roses CD inlay cover, a record sleeve, an official band t-shirt or a ticket to their gig at Heaton Park. 


Their full set for the gig 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'
'She Bangs The Drums'
'Love Spreads'


Photo: Telegraph