The Stone Roses put rumors to rest today with a press conference in Manchester, England, announcing that they have officially reunited after 15 years apart and will be embarking on a world tour — complete with new songs — next year. June 29 and 30 of 2012 are currently booked for their first concerts since 1995 in their hometown’s Heaton Park, with more to-be-determined dates to follow.
While the Stone Roses released only two, yet enduring, releases in their original 13-year run — 1989’s seminal self-titled debut and 1994’s Second Coming — Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani, and Reni also revealed today that a third record might be on the way. In addition to thousands of original fans and the many fans to get on board following the group’s split (myself included), ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was thrilled about the news: “Stone Roses getting back together not been this happy since my kids were born,” he said on Twitter.
Below, you can watch a clip from today’s big announcement: