The Stone Roses live in South Yorkshire: Do you remember these four shows?

They have just released their first new music in more than 20 years - and they are now strangers to South Yorkshire.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Sunday, 15th May 2016, 12:21 pm
A poster from the Stone Roses gig at the Maze Bar at Sheffield University
A poster from the Stone Roses gig at the Maze Bar at Sheffield University

The Stone Roses have hit the stage in South Yorkshire several times over the years.

From vast arenas to tiny rooms, the group have wowed audiences in South Yorkshire with performances over the years.

A ticket from the Stone Roses 1989 gig at the Lower Refrectory at Sheffield Unversity

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Here are four of their iconic performances:

Sheffield Arena, December 28 1995

The group’s most recent visit to the South Yorkshire saw them take the big stage at Sheffield Area on December 28, 1995.

The band was on tour on the back of its Second Coming Album, which had been released as their first recording in four years and saw them mix old favourites like Waterfall and She Bangs the Drums with new material like 10 Storey Love Song and Love Spreads.

A ticket from the Stone Roses 1989 gig at the Lower Refrectory at Sheffield Unversity

Sheffield University Lower Refectory, May 7, 1989.

With a growing reputation around the time of the release of their famous first album, the group played what was at the time their biggest show on a big stage at what was the second largest stage at the University at the time, still smaller than the Octagon. Newer songs appearing included Where Angels Play and Standing Here.

Sheffield University, The Maze Bar, February 20, 1989.

With the successful first album not yet released, the Stone Roses were playing perhaps the smallest venue that the University had to offer.

Before the show started, the group freely walked through the bar, signing autographs for those who recognised them.

When they finally took the stage, Ian Brown joked about the lack picture on the gig poster bearing no resemblance to him, before going into a set list of songs which went on to be included in the first album.

They performed on a stage scarcely 18 inches high, with members of the audience falling onto it in when they were pushed by the crowd.

Support came from The Kennedy Pill.

The Leadmill, February 27, 1988

The Stones Roses were performing as the support act to The Jack Rubies, who had appeared on a television show called Famous for 15 Minutes.

At the time the Stone Roses were practically unheard of, and they arrived on stage with a line up which at that point did not include the bass player Gary Mounfield. They wore paint splattered shirts, which resembled John Squire’s paintings, and all their instruments had the same Jackson Pollack style paint.

There was no crush at the front, with the audience standing well back as an unfamiliar band played a performance of songs which were then unknown to most of those present, including Waterfall and Elephant Stone. One woman in the audience had Ian Brown singing directly to her, kneeling on the stage in front of her as he did so.