Liam Gallagher played his first solo gig at the O2 Ritz in Manchester this evening (May 30), performing new tracks, playing Oasis classics and teaming up with Bonehead.
Ahead of the gig, Liam had promised “some serious RnR”, and a source close to him added it would be an “incredible, emotional gig” with “a few surprises too”.
Liam had promised that he would “honour” the victims of the Manchester terror attack with “something special planned”, and all the proceeds from the show were donated to the victims and families of those involved in last week’s attack.
Tonight, he further paid tribute to those who lost their lives with 22 candles on the stage: one for every victim.
The show started with Oasis’ Fuckin’ In The Bushes, and Liam kicked off the gig with a rendition of Rock N Roll Star.
Dressed in a cagoule and backed by a four-piece band, Liam wielded a tambourine and said to the crowd: “It’s not about me, it’s about you lot”.
He then played another Oasis song, Morning Glory, before a new track called ‘Greedy Soul’ with the chorus: “It’s a long way down”.
More new songs followed, the first thought to be upcoming single Wall Of Glass, another titled Bold and a third called Paper Crown.
Liam’s seventh song of the night was D’You Know What I Mean, followed by Slide Away.
Later, Bonehead joined Liam on stage to perform Be Here Now. Leaving briefly before returning for an encore, Liam ended the night with a rendition of Live Forever.
Here’s the complete setlist:
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’
‘Greedy Soul’ (New song)
‘Wall of Glass’ (New song)
‘Bold’ (New song)
‘Paper Crown’ (New song)
‘D’You Know What I Mean’
‘It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way’ (New song)
‘You’d Better Run, You’d Better Hide’ (New song)
‘Be Here Now’ (with Bonehead)
Photos: Owen Humphreys