The ever-popular Madchester event returns to 53 Degrees on April 20 for a night of storming, northern grooves, headed up by The Clone Roses and Inspiral Carpets legend Clint Boon.
The Summer of 2012 saw Madchester legends The Stone Roses reform for a series of memorable shows, playing to huge audience across three nights at Heaton Park in Manchester, preceded by a much-talked-about surprise gig at Warrington’s Parr Hall and some storming international festival sets.
The dust might only just be settling, but these gigs have already gone down in history as a true ‘I was there’ moment.
The defining act from a time when Manchester music ruled the world, The Stone Roses’ unique sound combined the best of rock, indie and dance into memorable favourites such as Fools Gold and She Bangs The Drums.
The band head out on the road again this year, but, with only a handful of UK dates (London, Glasgow and the Isle Of Wight), The Clone Roses are your best shot at catching Roses music up North (where it sounds best!).
Recreating the look and sound of classic Stone Roses shows with stunning accuracy, the band include all the classics in a set featuring monster hits such as Waterfall Made of Stone This is the One and of course I am the Resurrection.
The Clones have been touring up and down the UK for well over a decade, playing to sell out crowds week in week out.
The band’s attention to detail is astonishingly impressive, from the clothes and instruments to stage mannerisms and that authentic Manc swagger. The musical and sonic accuracy of their performance, meanwhile, is second to none.
Widely regarded as the best in the business, the band were even handpicked to support the Happy Mondays and The Farm in front of a 4,000-strong ecstatic Brixton Academy crowd.
Still not sure? Inspiral Carpets keyboard player and XFM Manchester DJ Clint Boon (also appearing on the ‘Madchester’ bill) has described them as the best Roses tribute in the business, and if you’re after a second opinion, why not get it from the horse’s mouth. In the words of Stone Roses bass player Mani: “I can’t believe it’s not butter: the second best Stone Roses in the world.”
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