After splitting in 1996, the Stone Roses have announced that they have reformed with plans to release a new album and tour the world in 2012.
Anchored by bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, the English alternative rock band confirmed rumors of the reunion in a press conference during which they confirmed two concerts in Manchester.
Mani, who joined Primal Scream after the Stone Roses’ demise, explains the group has a certain chemistry that can’t be denied.
“There’s something magical that happens when us four are in a room together,” he said. “You can’t put your finger on it. It’s just so beautiful to get hold of it again. Missed it, you know.”
Further tour dates are to be announced.