Reunion tours many times include a great deal of drama but that should be expected. After all, for many of the groups, if they had a harmonious relationship, they would probably have still been together.
The Stone Roses’ tour had its first blowup on Tuesday night at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland when their drummer, Reni (Alan Renn), suddenly got up and walked off stage at the end of the main set and refused to return. NME is reporting that an inside source said there was a problem with the drum kit which may have led to the situation.
Whether that is the truth or not, lead Ian Brown had a bit of a meltdown on his own, returning to the stage to tell the crowd “The drummer’s gone home. I’m not joking, the drummer’s gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it. What can I say, the drummer’s a cunt.”
Another source told NME that the crowd went into a chorus of boos and started throwing beer at the stage.
The band’s first tour in 16 years started just last Friday.