Liam Gallagher paid shocking amount to perform for 30 minutes at lavish 50th birthday bash for B&M tycoon

Liam Gallagher paid shocking amount to perform for 30 minutes at lavish 50th birthday bash for B&M tycoon

Liam Gallagher was paid £500,000 to sing at a lavish 50th birthday bash for B&M retail king Bobby Arora.

The ex-Oasis rocker earned the payday for just a 30-minute set at historic Paris opera house the Palais Garnier.

The white-tie champagne do, where guests were also entertained with ballet and opera, must have made a change for parka-wearing, lager-loving Liam.

At one point Liam, whose hits with Oasis included 1995 anthem Roll With It, was joined on stage by birthday boy Bobby, co-owner of discount store chain B&M with brothers Simon and Robin.

Guests at the party included Fred Siriex, French maître d’ of Channel 4 show First Dates.

A source said: “It was the party to end all parties.

“No expense was spared. It was opulent, extravagant and utterly brilliant. You couldn’t wish for a grander location — and then Liam took to the stage.

“No one knew that he was performing. He brought the house down.”

During his set, Liam belted out 1994 Oasis hit Cigarettes & Alcohol — and there was certainly no shortage of booze at the party.

The Arora brothers bought high-street favourite B&M in 2004 when it was just a struggling grocery chain based in Blackpool and on the verge of insolvency.

It now has 686 variety stores across the UK and is valued at £5.1billion.

So paying Liam was no big deal for mega-rich Bobby.

But he was lucky to land the rocker — who is as busy as ever.

He played to 50,000 fans at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow last week and later tweeted of the gig:

“Glasgow you will be the death of me.”

“You were biblical — I love and adore you, stay cool until nxt time.”

He played Athens last night as his world tour of 20-plus dates continues in countries including France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand and Australia.

Source: The Sun

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