25 November, 2015 - NME.com
Fans of The Stone Roses have been fooled into thinking the band were set to play a warm-up gig in Doncaster ahead of their 2016 live dates.
The Manchester band will return for four nights at Manchester's Etihad Stadium in June next year, as well as a headline slot at T In The Park. They will also will headline Dublin’s Marlay Park in July.
Local paper The Star recently reported that posters featuring the band's famous lemon logo had been spotted at numerous places around Doncaster, including the Revolver clothes store, the Notorious Aardvark record store and Doncaster Tourist information centre. The poster led fans to suggest a gig might take place at Doncaster's Diamond Live Lounge.
However, a spokesperson for the venue has confirmed to NME that the posters are in fact advertising a gig by cover band The Clone Roses, who will play the venue on January 29, 2016.
Doncaster venue releases details of 'secret' #stoneroses gig after publicity storm
https://t.co/CHF9Juh4LZ pic.twitter.com/zAcvwI8nSa— Darren Burke (@DarrenBurkeSYN) November 25, 2015
Stone Roses. Doncaster. January. All over it if true.— Adam Merrifield (@AdamMerrifield_) November 24, 2015
Imagine stone roses at Doncaster dome......— Sam Tyler (@styler_95) November 24, 2015
The Stone Roses in Doncaster???!!! #praying — Ross Fowler (@rosscofowler) November 24, 2015
Bookmakers have listed Stone Roses among the early favourites to win next year's Mercury Prize, with odds of 12/1 following rumours of a new album.
The Stone Roses are also now second favourites to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival, according to bookmakers Betfair.
Meanwhile, former Oasis manager Alan McGee recently commented on the Stone Roses' upcoming reunion, telling Gigwise: "I think Stone Roses coming back is going to make people remember what rock'n'roll was again. It’s brilliant for music."
The Stone Roses play the following live dates:
Manchester, Etihad Stadium (June 15, 17, 18, 19)
T In The Park (July 8)
Dublin, Marlay Park (July 9)