Are The Stone Roses playing two secret shows in Manchester?

Rumours are circulating that The Stone Roses could be playing two secret shows ahead of their appearances at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium next week. Their management have neither confirmed or denied the speculation but fans are already getting excited. Will this be another lemon poster heartbreak? Will The Clones be fooling us once again? Will you sacrifice a lie-in to nab tickets for no good reason?

So far, the Manchester Evening News have been the ones fuelling the fire. According to their story, the band are secretly gearing up for a short run of secret gigs in an undisclosed city venue for a small gathering of fans. They claim a Facebook post – posted by an individual – says to have seen the tickets, along with details of the gigs and believes that tickets are to be released at 10am on Saturday (June 4).

They also share details of a poster (yet to be found) that suggests Ian Brown and co will play at a venue in Greater Manchester, possibly somewhere between Manchester and Oldham. If we’ve learned anything from the lemon poster fiasco last November, this could all mean nothing. But – if these secret gigs are true – it could be some of the most intimate shows the band have played in decades. That’s the exciting bit.

So far nothing’s been confirmed and all social media accounts and sources close to the band are staying schtum. Stay tuned to see if these secret shows turn out to be fool’s gold or what the world is waiting for.