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Stone Roses likely to tour Australia
Ian Brown of British band The Stone Roses performs in Manchester. Picture: Reuters.

The Stone Roses look set to tour Australia. Rumours abound the band will land for live dates in March.

Well-placed industry sources say the reformed UK rock band will play their first Australian shows in 17 years at Future Music Festival.

The rumours come a week after The Stone Roses played a series of comeback concerts in front of 240,000 fans in their home city Manchester.

The pioneering group - known for baggy classics Fools Gold and I Wanna Be Adored - reunited in October with the promise of an "extensive" world tour".

While it was initially believed The Stone Roses had priced themselves out of an Australian sojourn, music journalist Nui Te Koha says they are now "likely" for Future Music Festival.

Despite a mixed history for predicting headliners correctly, his claims echo similar comments from Big Day Out promoter Ken West who earlier this year hinted the band had been earmarked for Future Music.

Soundwave and Harvest festival chief AJ Maddah has also added weight to the rumour, claiming via Twitter that the four-piece are booked for another festival.

Future Entertainment has played along with the whispers by posted a video of the band's Manchester concert under the heading "The Stone Roses make triumphant return".

This year's Future Music Festival was headlined by another band which fundamentally shaped Manchester's rich musical heritage, New Order.