June 11, 2012 9:18

Liam Gallagher: 'The Stone Roses reunion is like 'Quadrophenia''

Gallagher watched from the sound desk as the band kicked off their world tour in Barcelona on Friday (June 8)

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Former Oasis frontman and Beady Eye singer Liam Gallagher has spoken about The Stone Roses reunion and compared it to classic cult film Quadrophenia.

The reformed legends kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona on Friday and Saturday (June 8/9), playing 90-minute sets at the city's 1,900-capacity Razzmatazz venue.

Gallagher, who also attended the band's live comeback in Warrington last month, watched the gig from the sound desk and told BBC News when asked what he thought of the show: "It's like 'Quadrophenia' or something. I feel different now. They're the best band in the world, no question. I followed them around when I was 16 and 17, it's amazing."

The Stone Roses played a 14-song set on Friday, which kicked off with 'I Wanna Be Adored' and included favourites such as 'Sally Cinnamon', 'Standing Here', 'She Bangs The Drums' and 'This Is The One'. Saturday's set was one song fewer, with slight changes in the set, including the inclusion of '(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister' and 'Tightrope'.

The band play their first scheduled UK shows in Manchester's Heaton Park on June 29, 30 and July 1.

The Stone Roses announced their reformation in October 2011. The foursome have since written "at least three or four new tracks" for a potential third album release, it was reported earlier this week.

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 the 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.

The Stone Roses played:

Friday:

'I Wanna Be Adored'
'Sally Cinnamon'
'Mersey Paradise'
'Ten Storey Love Song'
'Where Angels Play'
'Shoot You Down'
'Waterfall'
'Fools Gold'
'Standing Here'
'She Bangs The Drums'
'Made of Stone'
'This Is the One'
'Love Spreads'
'I Am The Resurrection'


Saturday:

'I Wanna Be Adored'
'Sally Cinnamon'
'(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister'
'Where Angels Play'
'Shoot You Down'
'Waterfall'
'Tightrope'
'Fools Gold'
'Standing Here'
'She Bangs The Drums'
'Made of Stone'
'Love Spreads'
'I Am The Resurrection'


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