Sometimes Stone Roses front man Ian Brown will play his first solo tour in nearly a decade when he makes his return to Ireland for six shows this May - and he'll be joined by Derry band Touts on all of the dates.

He plays the Big Top, Limerick, May 14, Cork Opera House, Cork, May 15, Leisureland, Galway, May 16, the Millennium Forum, Derry, May 18, the Ulster Hall, Belfast, May 19, the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, May 20.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 28.

57-year-old Brown last played Ireland in July, 2016 when The Stone Roses appeared in Marlay Park in Dublin but these May dates are his first solo headline tour anywhere in nearly ten years.

He released his first solo material in nine years in October 2018 with the single First World Problems, followed by his seventh studio album, Ripples, in early 2019, which reached No. 14 in the Irish charts.

The Stone Roses made a near miracle comeback in 2011 but their return proved with walkouts and inter-band problems.

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In 2017 rumours began to circulate that the band's show in Glasgow would be their final gig. Brown seemed to confirm that the band were splitting again when he said, "Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened."

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