May 8, 2012
Brad Pitt asks for tickets for Stone Roses reunion gigs
Hollywood superstar wants to catch Ian Brown and co this June
Brad Pitt has requested tickets to watch The Stone Roses' UK reunion shows this summer, according to reports.
The Hollywood A-lister is a big fan of the Madchester legends, says a source close to the actor, and has requested four tickets to see the band play at Manchester Heaton Park this summer while his wife, Angelina Jolie, is filming a new movie.
They told the Sun:
Brad's a big fan of the band and will be at a loose end while Angelina is filming in the UK. He's asked for four tickets and think it will be the ideal way to spend a June weekend.
The gigs will take place from June 29 to July 1, with Primal Scream, Beady Eye and Plan B heading up the support bills on each of the three nights, while Bob Marley's backing group The Wailers will play third on the bill for each of the shows.
Primal Scream will be joined by The Vaccines and Kid British on the opening night, while Saturday's bill sees Professor Green and Hollie Cook slated to perform before Beady Eye.
Plan B will play on the closing night after The Justice Tonight Band – which comprises The Clash's Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm – and Dirty North.
The support bills for The Stone Roses' Heaton Park gigs are as follows:
The Justice Tonight Band (feat. Mick Jones, Pete Wylie & The Farm)
The Stone Roses are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Meanwhile, a special collectors' issue dedicated to The Stone Roses is currently available. Produced by the teams behind NME and sister title Uncut, the magazine features ull story behind Ian Brown and co's rise to the top, the creation of their seminal debut album, the legal wrangles and lengthy delays behind their second LP 'Second Coming' and their reunion late last year. The issue is available on newsstands and digitally – click here to order your copy.
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