Stone Roses reportedly cancel two Tokyo gigs as Reni suffers broken ribs

Band had been scheduled to play two gigs in Japan during June

The Stone Roses have reportedly cancelled two gigs in Japan after the band’s drummer Reni fell and fractured two ribs.

The Manchester band, who confirmed to NME in March that they are recording new material, were scheduled to play a pair of shows at the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo next month (June 2-3).

However, Creative Man – the promoters behind the gigs – has now posted news of the gig cancellations on their website.

A statement reads: “The Stone Roses are very sorry to have to cancel their two proposed concerts at the Budokan. Reni has had an accidental fall and fractured two ribs, his doctor has told him to rest for at least a month. Unfortunately this means that the band are unable to fulfil their planned performances in Japan.”

The gigs are also no longer listed on Stone Roses’ official website.

NME has approached a press representative for Stone Roses for a comment on the reports.

The reports follows rumours that Stone Roses are set to release a new single this week.

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The Stone Roses are set to play four gigs at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium during June, followed by shows in Dublin and New York, plus an headline appearance at T In The Park. It is not known if these shows will be affected.

Stone Roses’ live schedule is as 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)

Ian Brown recently said that Stone Roses want to play gigs in the “places you’d least like to live”.

Noel Gallagher, meanwhile, has said that the new Stone Roses album has put the band in the same mindset as when they recorded their classic debut.