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Ian Brown says The Stone Roses want to play gigs in the 'places you'd least like to live'

Frontman answered fans questions outside studio in London

Paul Bugler

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Ian Brown has hinted that The Stone Roses will play future gigs in some of Britain's less glamorous locations.

With the news that the band are holed up in London and working on their third studio album confirmed, fans have visited the studio to catch sight of the band. One fan has uploaded footage of her meeting with Ian Brown, who stopped off to sign autographs for her.

In the clip, see below, Brown is asked if The Stone Roses are planning more live shows to take place after their stadium gigs in Manchester this summer, to which the frontman replies: "We'd like to play places you'd least like to live - like Sunderland, Grimsby. But not advertised it as that, know what I mean."

A voice off-camera is then heard suggestion "Hartlepool" as another place the band could play.



As previously reported, the band were first spotted at Church Studios in Crouch End last month.

NME subsequently took a trip to the studio in North London where drummer Reni (real name Alan Wren) eventually turned up outside to pose for pictures with fans and sign autographs.

When asked by NME if the band were recording a new album, he joked: "I'm recording," before adding: "I can't tell you anything because I'll get my arse kicked".

Recent tabloid reports claimed that the group's third album would arrive this summer to coincide with their upcoming live dates, which include four headline shows at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.

In addition to their Manchester headline shows, The Stone Roses have gigs lined up in Dublin, New York and Japan, as well as a headline slot at T In The Park.

See the Stone Roses' current live schedule in full below.

Tokyo, Nippon Budokhan (June 2, 3)
Manchester, Etihad Stadium (June 15, 17, 18, 19)
New York, Madison Square Garden (June 30)
T In The Park (July 8)
Dublin, Marlay Park (July 9)


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