Not long after Stone Roses gained widespread critical acclaim for their self-titled 1989 debut album, tensions within the band began to take their toll, eventually resulting in the departure of two founding members following the release of their sophomore set, 'Second Coming.'

The remaining two dissolved the Stone Roses in 1996, setting the stage for 15 years of persistent reunion rumors and fierce denials by the major players involved. Things finally came together last year, when the Roses announced a 2012 reunion world tour. Said trek included two hometown gigs in Manchester's Heaton Park that sold out 150,000 tickets in 14 minutes.