The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown called the band's drummer Reni a "c**t" onstage in Amsterdam at tonight's (June 12) gig at the Heineken Music Hall. After another comeback performance, Brown returned to the stage on his own after the band had played their main set to tell the audience "the drummer's gone home". It was anticipated that the band would play an encore of "I Am The Resurrection" - which they had played at both their shows in Barcelona last week.

The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown called the band’s drummer Reni a “c**t” onstage in Amsterdam at tonight’s (June 12) gig at the Heineken Music Hall.

After another comeback performance, Brown returned to the stage on his own after the band had played their main set to tell the audience “the drummer’s gone home”. It was anticipated that the band would play an encore of “I Am The Resurrection” – which they had played at both their shows in Barcelona last week.

NME’s source at the show said that it appeared that Brown was being tongue-in-cheek when he repeated: “I’m not joking, the drummer’s gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it.” He added: “What can I say, the drummer’s a c**t.”

An insider at the show suggested that there was a problem with the drumkit, although this has not been confirmed.

NME reader Lisa de Jongh was at the gig, and said that when Brown left the stage, the venue DJ started playing. “After the song ended, the audience was still clapping and yelling and hoping the band would get back on stage,” she said. “The stage was empty, but then the crew walked on stage.”

The Stone Roses kicked off their first tour in 16 years in Barcelona on Friday, following a surprise comeback gig in Warrington on May 23. It was the first time the band, who announced their reformation last year, had played 16 years.

After the band’s set on the first night in Barcelona, they performed a 10-minute encore of “I Am The Resurrection”, ending with a group hug at the front of the stage.

Last night’s set was:

‘I Wanna Be Adored’

‘Sally Cinnamon’

‘Mersey Paradise’

‘(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister’

‘Where Angels Play’

‘Shoot You Down’

‘Fools Gold’

‘Tightrope’

‘Ten Storey Love Song’

‘Waterfall’

‘Don’t Stop’

‘This Is The One’

‘She Bangs The Drums’

‘Made Of Stone’

‘Love Spreads’