Fans Call Out Ian Brown’s Solo Tour; Leeds Performance Labelled ‘Karaoke’ | News

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Fans have called out Ian Brown’s solo tour.

Legendary Manchester band The Stone Roses have been placed on the back burner, with Ian Brown focussing once more on his solo activities. 2019 album ‘Ripples’ saw the frontman break cover, but it received a mixed reception, with Clash writer Felix Rowe noting: “A deeply mixed return, then, and perhaps not advisable as your first entry point to his solo work. We all know that Ian Brown can make waves; today he has chosen to make ‘Ripples’.”

Since then, Ian Brown has made several controversial anti-vax statements, using Twitter to spread beliefs that are, to be frank, disinformation.

Launching a new UK tour, Ian Brown opened in Leeds’ O2 Academy last night – September 25th – with a set that promised to focus solely on his solo catalogue. However, fans immediately spotted a problem – there was no band, only a backing tape.

The move sparked a mixture of confusion and outrage, with the show receiving heavily negative reactions on social media.

Ian Brown’s first solo tour in a decade continues tonight (September 26th) in Glasgow; he plays London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 7th.

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