The reunion of the Stone Roses after 16 years had a lot their fans reaching for smelling salts, thinking it wasn’t real. But on December 2, 2011, Ian Brown and John Squire performed together live for the first time since 1995 at the Manchester Ritz for a charity concert. Then on May 23, 2012, The Stone Roses held their first public concert since their reunion, playing an 11-song set before 1,000 fans at Parr Hall in Warrington, Cheshire, England. Award-winning UK director, Shane Meadows, received full-access to previously unseen archive footage, and captures the band preparing for the reunion and in everyday life, ultimately leading up to three sold-out homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 21 in the UK, including two limited edition versions with bonus footage and behind the scenes footage from the Parr Hall show. For their US fans, it will be showing in select theaters across the country in November. Click here for more info about the film and to purchase tickets.
Stacy Sobotka
Big Sonic Heaven Contributing Writer