Reformed legends kick off their hometown stand...

The Stone Roses have always had a special relationship with Manchester.

It's their home town, after all, but it goes much deeper than that - beyond mere civic pride, the band seem to draw strength, inspiration, from their surroundings.

With new songs 'All For One' and 'Beautiful Thing' raises hopes of a Third Coming, the band commenced their four night stint at Manchester's Etihad Stadium last night (June 15th).

It was certainly a night to remember. The Stone Roses were on imperious form, even taking the time to give David Beckham a song dedication in a teasing, toying set.

Photographer Paul Langley was in the front row for Clash.

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