The Stone Roses have officially signed recording deals to release a new album worldwide, just as plans for the Stone Roses reunion tour are taking shape. Columbia Records, now owned by Sony, will release the new album in the U.S. and Universal Records will release the album in the rest of the world. The Stone Roses made the announcement via Facebook by saying "The Stone Roses are pleased to announce that they have signed a record contract with Universal Music in London and with Columbia Records in New York."
NME is saying that the band have been recording new material to play in the Stone Roses reunion tour set to happen 2012, so it should be a good chance to preview new material. The Stone Roses tour will start with two shows in Manchester next year on Jun 29 - 30 at Heaton Park before heading out on a world tour that includes stops at major music festivals including the Øya Festival, V Festival, T In The Park, Benicassim and the Fuji Rock Festival. "If anyone buys a ticket of course, yeah ..." quipped Alan 'Reni' Wren, as they announced the news via the grand old tradition of the British press conference. Check out the entire Stone Roses press conference.