April 12, 2013 12:22

The Stone Roses' frontman Ian Brown 'wipes bum on British flag' during Mexico show

However, he chooses not to mention the recent death of Margaret Thatcher

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The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown reportedly mimed the act of wiping his bum with the British flag during the band's gig in Mexico City on Tuesday night (April 9).

The band were playing in Mexico for the first time ever as a warm-up for their headline slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California tonight (April 12). According to Louder Than War, who attended the show, the band's Mexican debut had been downgraded from a 20,000-capacity venue to a more intimate 7,500-capacity arena.

However, the smaller crowd apparently created an "electric atmosphere" for the band, who rattled through their usual greatest hits set before ending with 'She Bangs The Drums' and 'I Am The Resurrection'. Although Brown refrained from mentioning Margaret Thatcher, who had passed away the previous day (April 8), he did show his rebellious side when a fan tossed a previously spotless Union Jack flag onstage.

After tonight's Coachella show, the Stone Roses will play a second set at the US festival next Friday (April 19). They'll bring their reunion tour back to the UK in June for a pair of shows at London's Finsbury Park on June 7 and June 8, a set at Isle Of Wight Festival on June 14 and another headline show in Glasgow on June 15.

Meanwhile, Shane Meadows' documentary about the band's reunion, Made Of Stone, will receive its world premiere in Manchester on May 30 - with all members of the band in attendance. The film will then open in cinemas across the country on June 5.

To check the availability of Stone Roses tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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