Following reports of Stone Roses reunion for a tour by a U.K. tabloid, a spokeswoman for singer Ian Brown says she has no knowledge about the band reforming.

According to the Daily Mirror, the band has lined up dates in the U.K. and U.S. with at least 21 shows in Britain.

The Manchester indie-rock band was critically lauded for its eponymous 1989 debut (Silvertone). But after a deal with Geffen, the four-piece delivered a poorly-received follow-up, "Second Coming," that took them five years.

The Stone Roses lost two members - guitarist John Squire and drummer Reni - within 18 months of its release, and the group was disbanded after limping on with replacement musicians for tour dates until late 1996.

Following group and solo projects, Squire has recently concentrated on painting, while Ian Brown has had a run of solo albums with Universal Music's Polydor label. A spokeswoman tells Billboard.biz that Brown "is working on his new album which is due out later this year."

Last year, Brown described the prospect of a union as virtually impossible. "No chance," he said. "Not in the next three lifetimes."

"The Stone Roses" is being re-issued in the summer to mark its 20th anniversary.

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