Liam Gallagher talks about Knebworth 2022

Liam Gallagher talks about Knebworth 2022

Interviewed by Rhian Daly for NME, Liam Gallagher talked about his next summer gigs, Knebworth in particular.

Liam will headline a series of massive gigs in Manchester, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow, bringing tunes from his new record ‘C’mon You Know’.

But the most exciting are the two Knebworth shows.

He sounds humble about the latter, confessing:

“I still can’t get my head round it, really – I never thought I’d be doing that.”

At the very beginning of his solo career in 2017, he was worried he wouldn’t sell out London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena.

But he did, and the demand for his gigs hasn’t stopped growing.

He hasn’t given much thought to the Knebworth gigs yet “because it spins you out a bit”.

Then he decided to adopt Oasis’ approach to the shows in 1996.

“I really didn’t think about it til the week before,” he explains.

And the documentaryOasis Knebworth 1996, captured the excitement and atmosphere of a moment in music history.

“When I watched that film the other week some of the versions were a bit ropey, man. Some of the antics were a bit fucking giddy, so I’m gonna hold it down this time a bit. But it’s gonna be mega having another go at it – it just goes to show that the people want it.”

When Oasis went to Stevenage, the band flew into the gigs on a helicopter.

Will he use the same mode of transport, given he was injured after falling out of a chopper after the Isle Of Wight festival?

“I did fall out of a helicopter, but it was on the ground,”

“Everyone’s drinking, and I’m like, ‘Alright, I’ll fucking drink this’, so I’ve hit the brandy – nothing too much.”

And then about three in the morning, someone says, ‘Right – we’ve got to go now’. So we take off and I’m still thinking, ‘If we get back to our house in time, we can still have a drink’.”

When the helicopter landed, he opened the door to climb out, but missed the step:

“I’ve just gone whack, flat on my face on this fucking concrete.”

His partner Debbie Gwyther was on hand to help:

“[She’s] got me up and I’ve got to go to me fucking doctor at three in the morning. He’s got a screaming baby upstairs and they’re fucking stitching me nose up and I’m fucking zapped. And that was that.”

Knebworth gigs are scheduled a week after the realeas of his third album ‘C’mon You Know’ and the both shows promise to ignite the sense of freedom we all need after the pandemic.

“It looks like these things could be aligned,” Liam agrees. “These things don’t just happen. Fucking something else is going on a bigger fucking thing – whoever it is or whatever it is. Hopefully, we can all just have a good time and live fucking life and stop worrying about shit.”

Source: NME

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