Brown: ‘Stone Roses Will Shake Up The World’

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October 19, 2011 | 4:10am EST

Rocker Ian Brown has vowed to “shake up the world” during the Stone Roses’ global comeback tour next year.
The Fools Gold hitmakers, who split in 1996, announced their reunion on Tuesday and revealed they will play two gigs in their hometown of Manchester, England next June.

The comeback concerts will be followed by an “extensive” world tour – and Brown can’t wait to take to the stage with his bandmates once again.

He tells The Sun, “Our plan is to shake up the world. We’re gonna go around the world next year. We’re going to start off in Manchester and play two big gigs. This is not a trip down memory lane, we are doing new songs.

“We are going to do what we did the first time and ride it ’til the wheels come off. And let’s face it, the wheels did come off. We’ll keep writing and if it hits our standards, we’ll go with it. We’re not here to destroy anything. It’s as precious to us as it is to someone who has followed us for years.

“I’ve heard a few people say ‘You shouldn’t do it, you’re going to destroy the legacy’. But that’s not our intention.”