The Stone Roses will reveal their first new music since the mid-90s at 8pm tonight (May 12).
The single will be premiered this evening with a press release sent to NME by the band’s representatives confirming the news. No further information is available at the present time.
Rumours about The Stone Roses returning with new music have circulated for years with the band first reforming for a series of gigs in 2012. Four years later and the group will play a series of gigs and festival dates this summer, only this time there is new material to factor into the setlist.
Earlier this week a series of mysterious lemon adverts were displayed on billboards around the band’s hometown of Manchester. The iconic logo appeared on digital advertising boards around Manchester city centre on Tuesday morning (May 10) echoing a tactic first employed last year when the band announced a run of live gigs.
THE STONE ROSES WILL RELEASE A NEW SINGLE TONIGHT AT 8PM pic.twitter.com/oHYrmgwYYE
— The Stone Roses (@thestoneroses) May 12, 2016
News that the band were holed up in London and working on their third studio album was confirmed by NME earlier this year.
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.
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)