Adidas Original fan Ian Brown has spoken ahead of his latest series of live performances.

The former Stone Roses frontman has carved a successful solo career over a number of years and is set to take to the stage in front of a home crowd of 15,000 people at Platt Fields Park in Manchester next month.

Speaking recently, he admitted he is looking forward to summer but is set to miss out on some of the action at this year's World Cup.

He said he had been invited to South Africa by Adidas to catch the final with three nights in a five-star hotel but as he has a show in Belgium on July 10th he had to turn it down.

Of England's chances he admitted: "I think it'll end in tears."

Fashion-conscious men could emulate the style of the singer by donning a range of Adidas clothing.