Ian Brown has received a wave of backlash after his performance in Leeds on Sunday night, which fans dubbed a ‘karaoke show’.
The 59-year-old Stone Roses frontman was smitten when he took the stage at 02 Academy without a band and only sang to a backing track.
Writing that he had “completely lost the thread”, fans were furious after paying up to £50 for tickets to the sold-out show – which launched his UK tour.
‘He completely lost the plot’: Fans slammed Ian Brown, 59, as he turned up without a band for his solo tour opening night – and dubbed the Leeds show ‘karaoke’ (stock image)
“I’m disappointed to see @ianbrown show up for his £40 a ticket, sold out performance tonight in Leeds WITHOUT BANDS. I’m a lifelong fan but this was bad. #ianbrown does karaoke and butchers his own tunes,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
While another wrote: “It’s not live music. So the next description is karaoke.”
“I’m a huge fan of his but this is awful,” wrote another – as videos of the performance circulated on social media.
Ian Brown’s representatives did not comment when contacted by MailOnline.
No band: The 59-year-old Stone Roses frontman was slammed when he went on stage at 02 Academy without a band and only sang to a backing track
Outrage: Many used Twitter to vent their frustration
Ian will be taking the stage in Glasgow tonight, with dates running over the next two weeks, culminating with a Brixton Academy show in London on October 7th.
It’s not the first time Ian has caused an uproar among fans after stepping down from his position as headliner at Warrington’s Neighborhood Weekender Festival last year.
The rocker, who has shared anti-mask and anti-lockdown tweets during the pandemic and recorded a track to protest the lockdown, tweeted at the time that he would not be complying with vaccination pass regulations.
The tour continues: Ian will be on stage in Glasgow tonight, dates will run over the next two weeks, culminating with a Brixton Academy show in London on October 7th
“My Saturday night headlining show at the NHBD Weekender Festival will now be cancelled! I reject the vaccination certificate as an entry condition. Refunds are possible! X’
Ian rose to fame fronting the Stone Roses along with guitarist John Squire, bassist Mani and drummer Reni, forming the band in Manchester in 1983 when, six years later, they released what has been described as “one of the greatest albums of all time”. .
And off to a rocky start, his current tour marks his first solo headlining tour in over a decade.
The band finally broke up in 2017 when Ian ended their last Glasgow show with the words “Don’t be sad it’s over, be glad it happened”.
On the road: The tour is Ian’s first solo headlining tour in over a decade and will conclude in London
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