'This Is England' director will reportedly document the band's 2012 tour
British film director Shane Meadows will reportedly oversee a film of The Stone Roses‘ reunion tour next year.
Meadows, whose work includes the films This Is England and Dead Man’s Shoes, was present at the band’s press conference last week (October 18) which saw them confirm that they will reunite for live shows in 2012.
The Sun is reporting that Meadows will follow the band as they prepare to play their three homecoming shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park, which will take place on June 29, June 30 and July 1 next year.
According to reports, The Stone Roses will give official confirmation that they want Meadows to film the documentary in the next five weeks.
Earlier today, the band’s bassist Mani claimed that he had always believed that the band’s reformation would be a success and revealed that “normal service had been resumed quickly” after the Madchester legends’ reunion announcement earlier this month.
Singer Ian Brown added that he was “currently flying at an altitude of 50,000 feet”, while guitarist John Squire expressed his delight at the reunion by revealing: “I just hope this erection has subsided a bit by next June.”
The Stone Roses are rumoured to be following their Heaton Park gigs with festival dates at V Festival and T In The Park next year, while a supposed ‘leaked’ report on a fansite this morning (October 26) claimed that they will play a UK and Ireland arena tour later in the summer.
For a world exclusive interview with The Stone Roses about their preparations for the reunion gigs and how their “psychedelic” new songs are sounding, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.