Yesterday, the Stone Roses finally released the band’s first single in more than 20 years. Fans got word of it yesterday morning on Twitter, with a tweet: “THE STONE ROSES WILL RELEASE A NEW SINGLE TONIGHT AT 8PM”. From the more than 18,000 retweets and nearly 15,000 likes, obviously this news made a lot of people happy.
THE STONE ROSES WILL RELEASE A NEW SINGLE TONIGHT AT 8PM pic.twitter.com/oHYrmgwYYE
— The Stone Roses (@thestoneroses) May 12, 2016
The first signs of an imminent release came earlier this week with The Stone Roses’ lemon logo being displayed on billboards throughout Manchester, and the rest of the country. Then at 8:00PM (BST) upbeat “All For One” premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The single was made available for download and streaming immediately following the show. No news yet from the foursome from Manchester about an album release, but we know that they’ve been working with music producer Paul Epworth of Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Paul McCartney fame. And back in March, singer, Ian Brown told NME that, “It’s going like a dream,” and that, “It sounds glorious.” You can listen to the official audio track here: And purchase the single via iTunes here:
As of this morning, fans can pre-order a 7″ vinyl or a CD-single from The Stone Roses‘ website.
In other Stone Roses news, sadly the band had to cancel its upcoming Tokyo dates. This message was on their website:
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.
‘We’re extremely disappointed to be unable to come to Tokyo for Budokan headline shows. We hope to be able to return to Japan soon’.