The Stone Roses have insisted they will continue their comeback tour, despite the band’s drummer apparently walking out before an encore at a gig on Tuesday night.
The band had a falling out during their fourth gig of the tour, in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, resulting in drummer Reni leaving the venue early, according to reports.
Fans had expected an encore with a performance of the much-loved track I Am the Resurrection, but instead frontman Ian Brown walked back on stage and told the audience that the drummer had left.
"The drummer's gone home, I'm not kidding you. So there you go. Sorry about that", he is reported to have said, adding "Get it all out, get it all out. The drummer's a c**t."
It was reported that Reni had been having problems with his drum kit, but this has not been confirmed.
The Stone Roses embarked on their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona last weekend. They have a number of sell-out dates lined up for the UK this summer, including three homecoming shows at the end of June in Manchester, where the group formed in 1983.
Reports of Reni’s walkout prompted fears the band’s reunion could be short lived. But a spokeswoman for the Stone Roses has insisted that all planned tour dates will go ahead.
“The band didn't play an encore – which is quite normal for them,” she told Sky News.
"And they had already played their full planned set so no-one walked off before the end. All tour dates continue as planned."
The Stone Roses, comprised of vocalist Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary "Mani" Mounfield, and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren, helped spearhead the "Madchester" music scene in Manchester in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
They released their debut album The Stone Roses in 1989 and a follow-up, Second Coming, in 1994 before splitting up in 1996.