Stone Roses £16.5m Payday From Heaton Park Gigs

The Stone Roses are estimated to have earned £16.5million from their shows at Manchester's Heaton Park on the weekend.

Stone Roses £16.5m Payday From Heaton Park Gigs
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The Stone Roses are estimated to have earned £16.5million from their shows at Manchester's Heaton Park on the weekend, according to an economics report. The reformed indie band played to 240,000 fans in Manchester over the weekend following a string of warm-up shows across Europe. The band battled bad weather on Saturday night for a spectacular show. The band earned £12.5million from ticket sales, with an additional £4million earned in merchandise sales at the three shows across the weekend. "We don't know how long the second coming of The Stone Roses will last, but these gigs are providing a boost to the economy that Manchester has been waiting for," said Dr Alexander Roy of UK think tank New Economy. "They have generated an estimated £23 million over three days, and showcased Manchester music to a new generation." Manic Street Preachers last week told Gigwise that The Stone Roses deserved every penny they earned. "If anyone's going to criticise them for earning that amount of money I'd just tell them they were talking absolute rubbish," said James Dean Bradfield. "For me the Roses just feel like those classic footballers that didn't make as much money as other people. They're like Kevin Keegan. It feels like they're making the money that they always deserved. I'm dead happy for them." Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Kriggs
    Well earned... Watching 70,000 people sing a long to the songs on Youtube pretty much convinced me that it's well deserved.
    metallimaiden90
    Just because I have two metal bands in my username doesn't mean that I don't listen to anything else. I've heard their first album , although I didn't find it too interesting.Probably just not my taste. What I was referring to was "The reformed indie band played to 240,000 fans in Manchester over the weekend following a string of warm-up shows across Europe. The band battled bad weather on Saturday night for a spectacular show".
    BlueIceBox
    metallimaiden90 wrote: 16.5 million...Indie...
    Judging by your username you probably haven't even listened to a Stone Roses song. Perhaps you should listen to 'I am the resurrection', 'One Love', 'Driving South' or even 'Fools Gold' before judging them . The Stone Roses aren't any old 'indie band' (although I'd class them as alt rock).
    Pol-Pot-Smoker
    Earning 16.5m just to wipe your butt with the England flag is one hell of a job. Nah, they play great music as well.
    alestorm666
    BlueIceBox wrote: metallimaiden90 wrote: 16.5 million...Indie... Judging by your username you probably haven't even listened to a Stone Roses song. Perhaps you should listen to 'I am the resurrection', 'One Love', 'Driving South' or even 'Fools Gold' before judging them . The Stone Roses aren't any old 'indie band' (although I'd class them as alt rock).
    What a shit thing to say. Many metal fans like different genres as well, and even if someone hasn't listened to a stone roses song, its not as if they're missing out. Just a lesser version of The Smiths (a quality band) with more modern production. And Metallica and Iron Maiden are both far superior to TSR, and have more than one good album. Your comment only sums up the arrogance and pomposity of most Roses fans.