September 7, 2012 12:34

The Stone Roses Heaton Park gigs become fastest selling concerts in UK history

The band have entered the 2013 Guinness World Record book after June's sell-out comeback gigs

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The Stone Roses have entered the Guinness Book of World Records after their sell-out Heaton Park comeback gigs became the fastest selling rock concerts in UK history.

All 220,000 tickets for the three nights in Manchester's Heaton Park at the end of June and beginning of July were snapped up in 68 minutes.

The record for the most tour tickets sold in a day is currently held by Robbie Williams, who sold 1.6 million tickets for his 2005 world tour in 24 hours. His former bandmates Take That hold the record for the fastest UK tour ticket sales with 1.3 million tickets for their 2011 reunion tour with Williams sold in one day.

According to reports, The Stone Roses are reportedly set to release a new studio album in 2013. The Madchester legends, who originally split up in 1996, reunited last year and have taken part in globe trotting reunion tour, which has included the Heaton Park gigs and a series of festival headline sets.

When the band reunited they signed a new two-album deal with Universal Records, but have debuted no new material in their live sets so far.

Last month, Michael Eavis confirmed to NME that he was looking to get the band for Glastonbury 2013.

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