Stone Roses set to perform in Dubai

14/11/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Stone Roses set to perform in Dubai

One of the most iconic British bands will put on a special live show in Dubai next year, it has been confirmed.The Stone Roses will take to the stage at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on February 21st and tickets will go on sale on November 18th, Gulf News reports.Organised by Done Events, the gig is likely to prove popular among British expats and locals alike.The Manchester four-piece first emerged in the 1980s and are widely credited for kick-starting a new era in the UK's music scene.They reformed last year and managed to sell 220,000 tickets for their return concerts at Heaton Park in their home city in a matter of minutes.Chief operating officer at Done Events Thomas Ovesen told the news provider that The Stone Roses were the inspiration behind many of the indie rock 'n' roll bands that have emerged in Britain over the past couple of decades."With a flurry of top artists now visiting the UAE it is fitting to finally present The Stone Roses live in concert and we can't wait for a packed Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to rock to songs like, 'She Bangs The Drums' and 'Fools Gold'," he was quoted a saying.Having played a few festival gigs in the UK last year, the band are planning to head further afield in 2013 and have lined up a performance in Australia as well as the UAE.Last month, the group announced they would put on more high-profile shows in the UK, with massive concerts set to go ahead at London's Finsbury Park and Glasgow in June.They are also expected to release a new album - their first since 1994.Lead singer Ian Brown has performed as a solo artist in Dubai before, but UAE-based music fans will still be desperate to see him join forces with Mani, Reni and John Squire.It has the makings of a very special night and it just goes to show how Dubai is increasingly able to attract the very biggest global musical acts.