Primal Scream are “really happy” about supporting The Stone Roses at Heaton Park tonight (June 29), says singer Bobby Gillespie.
Primal Scream will take to the stage tonight (June 29) on the first date of The Stone Roses reunion gigs in Manchester. Gillespie says the band “sounds amazing” at the moment. “We’re really happy to be doing Heaton Park - I think we were the first band they thought of, which is really nice, and we just wanna help make it a great day”.
Gillespie also admitted that he is excited about seeing drummer Reni back onstage with the rest of the Roses. “The last time I saw the original band was at Spike Island. I saw them a few times after Reni had left, and they were still great, but you just wanted him to be there. I’m glad he’s back, because he’s just fucking brilliant. And Mani says that it’s all been sounding amazing,” he says in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.
Though the band are recording a new album, their Heaton Park set will play to the occasion’s sense of nostalgia. “We’ll do most of Screamadelica and a bit of XTRMNTR too,” [Bobby] says. “Just high-energy Primal Scream rock’n’roll. There’s no point playing new material at the Roses gig - it’s not the right tactic for that game.”