Blossoms to support Stone Roses at Wembley

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 March 2017


Blossoms to support Manchester legends The Stone Roses at Wembley gig in June

Blossoms have been announced as the main support act for The Stone Roses at Wembley.

The 'Charlemagne' rockers - Tom Ogden, Joe Donovan, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst and Myles Kellock - will be joined by Sleaford Mods and The G-O-D as they support their heroes on June 17.

Announcing the support slot on Twitter, Blossoms wrote: "WE'RE VERY PROUD & EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE'LL BE MAIN SUPPORT TO @thestoneroses @wembleystadium on SAT 17th JUN (sic)"

The group no doubt didn't tag Sleaford Mods in the post as in May last year they were involved in a Twitter spat.

Rock duo Sleaford - Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn - slammed the group hailing them a "s***" version of punk rock band Savage Garden.

They wrote on the micro-blogging site: "Blossoms sound like Savage Garden, with a little bit of sh** in it. F***in Jesus (sic)"

And Blossoms fired back calling them "old".

They quipped: "@sleafordmods up early tomorrow for pension day? Careful out there (sic)"

And they didn't stop there, Sleaford added: "@BlossomsBand ffs. the irony being in 'youth' you are absolutely f***kin useless. Boardroom kiss arse tick w***rs (sic)"

Blossoms were lucky enough to share a stage with the 'I Wanna Be Adored' hitmakers - Ian Brown, John Squire, Alan Wren and Mani - at their Etihad Stadium show in Manchester in June and found it "surreal" supporting for their idols.

The indie pop band felt honoured to not only support the legendary Manchester-based group at the Etihad Stadium, but to get to perform at their favourite football team, Manchester City's ground.

Speaking after their set, frontman Tom said: "Being on stage was surreal. Part of me couldn't wait for it to finish so that we could get off and see the Roses."

And drummer Joe added: "We're Manchester City fans. I saw Sergio Aguero's goal that won us the Premiere League here. For us to be playing at City's ground, that's special."

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