Ian Brown tells crowd in Amsterdam "the drummer's gone home"
The Stone Roses have confirmed that all their summer shows will still go ahead as planned, despite frontman Ian Brown calling the band’s drummer Reni a ‘c**t’ onstage in Amsterdam on Tuesday night (June 12) – which you can watch below.
Ian Brown returned to the stage at the end of the gig as the crowd at the Heineken Music Hall waited for the expected encore of ‘I Am The Resurrection’. He told the audience: “the drummer’s gone home… I’m not joking, the drummer’s gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it.” He added: “What can I say, the drummer’s a c**t.”
An insider at the show suggested that there was a problem with the drumkit, although this has not been confirmed. A spokesperson for the band told Sky News: “The band didn’t play an encore – which is quite normal for them – and they had already played their full planned set so no one walked off before the end.” They added: “All tour dates continue as planned.”
Last night was the band’s third comeback show ahead of a series of sell-out homecoming gigs in Manchester’s Heaton Park at the end of this month, as well as a string of European festival performances. It follows a surprise comeback gig on May 23 in Warrington – which was their first performance in 16 years. The band did not play an encore at the Warrington show.
Last night The Stone Roses played:
‘I Wanna Be Adored’
‘(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister’
‘Where Angels Play’
‘Shoot You Down’
‘Ten Storey Love Song’
‘This Is The One’
‘She Bangs The Drums’
‘Made Of Stone’
You can watch Ian Brown’s outburst below: