The Dundonian group will be supporting the Manchester legends on June 15 and Webster says it’s a dream come true for the band to be asked to play on the same stage as their heroes.
The bassist told the Sunday Mail: “That’s definitely a box ticked off. It’s an amazing line-up and I can’t believe it. That’s going to be the most perfect gig ever. I didn’t want to celebrate until I knew it was definite, which was last Monday.”
He continued: “Mani is probably my biggest inspiration as far as bass playing is concerned. He is cool. I can’t wait to play the gig to a Glasgow crowd that will be loving The Stone Roses and I can’t wait to hang out backstage.”
The View will be joined by Primal Scream and Jake Bugg for the Glasgow Green gig – the scene of one of The Stone Roses’ best-regarded live appearances, which took place on June 9, 1990 – and this has upped the excitement levels for Webster.
“This line-up is like a jukebox of my favourite artists,” said the bassist. “We’ve toured with Primal Scream so it will be great to hang out with Bobby and Mani again, and we were hanging about with Jake Bugg at T In The Park. Everybody knows each other.”
The Stone Roses will play three UK shows in 2013. The group will play two nights in London’s Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8 followed by a single show at Glasgow Green on June 15. Supports for London will be announced shortly.