Ian Brown will return to touring after string of cancelled events during pandemic

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th March 2022

Ian Brown has announced his first headline tour in more than a decade.

The Stone Roses frontman is set to perform huge gigs across the UK, including a homecoming show in Manchester.

His solo headline tour will kick off in Leeds on 25 September, before arriving at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on 30 September.

Brown pulled out of several festival appearances in 2021, saying he refused to perform at events with Covid rules in place.

Ian Brown with the Stone Roses

He cancelled his headline appearance at Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington, saying on Twitter: “My Saturday night headline show at NHBD Weekender Festival will now not happen!


“I refuse to accept vaccination proof as condition of entry. Refunds are available!”

He had previously tweeted: “I will NEVER sing to a crowd who must be vaccinated as a condition of attendance. NEVER EVER!”

Ian Brown’s tour dates for 2022

Ian Brown was the lead singer of the Stone Roses, one of the most influential bands to come out of Manchester’s world-famous music scene.

He has since forged a successful solo career with seven solo albums all reaching the top 20 of the UK album chart.

The musician was named Godlike Genius in the 2006 NME Awards, and also won Q’s Legend Award in 2007.


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He’s been nominated as the best British solo act at the Brit Awards five times.

His solo singles have included chart-toppers like F.E.A.R, Dolphins Were Monkeys, and My Star.

Tickets of Ian Brown’s autumn 2022 tour will go on sale on Friday 18 March at 9.30am through Gigs and Tours and Ticketmaster.

Ian Brown 2022 tour dates in full

25 September – Leeds O2 Academy


26 September – Glasgow O2 Academy

27 September – Edinburgh O2 Academy

29 September – Newcastle O2 City Hall

30 September – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse

01 October – Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall


03 October – Birmingham O2 Academy

04 October – Bournemouth O2 Academy

06 October – Nottingham Rock City

07 October – London O2 Academy Brixton

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