The Stone Roses to release third album this summer, report claims

The album will apparently coincide with the band's run of summer live dates

The Stone Roses are gearing up to release their third album, a new report has claimed.

The band’s follow-up to 1994’s ‘Second Coming’ will reportedly arrive this summer to coincide with their run of live dates, which includes four massive headline shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

According to The Mirror, a source said: “Ian Brown and the lads have been busy getting their next album ready. It will be album number three. It’s a long time coming but they feel the time is right now. They’ve been back in the studio. Everyone is very excited about it.”

After being contacted by NME this morning, a spokesperson for the band said there is no comment on the report. The Stone Roses’ bassist Mani said in 2013 that the band had been “working on a few bits” but there has been no official word on new music since then.

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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Noel Gallagher previously said that he is not interested in seeing Stone Roses live unless the band record a new album.

Speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Gallagher said: “I’m not planning to go to the gigs. I didn’t really go to the last ones. I did a few gigs with them. If they’re going to make a new record I’d go and see that but I’ve seen them before.”

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