Liam Gallagher Plays First Solo Show in Manchester, Pays Tribute to Bombing Victims

Liam Gallagher played his first-ever solo show at the O2 in Manchester last night. There were twenty-two candles onstage in memory of the victims of last week’s terrorist bombing. All proceeds from the show went to the victims and their families.

Here’s the setlist.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (from Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, 1994)
Morning Glory (from Oasis’ What’s the Story, Morning Glory?, 1995)
Greedy Soul (new)
Wall of Glass (new)
Bold (new)
Paper Crown (new)
D’You Know What I Mean (from Oasis’ Be Here Now, 1997)
Slide Away (from Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, 1994)
It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way (new)
You’d Better Run, You’d Better Hide (new)
Universal Gleam (new)
Be Here Now (from Oasis’ Be Here Now, 1997) (Performance featured Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs from the original Oasis lineup.
Live Forever (from Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, 1994)

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News before the gig, Liam said that some of the songs will be hard to sing, especially “Live Forever.” “The bomb changes everything,” he said.

At one point during the encore, the crowd broke out into a chant that rang through the building: “Stand up, for the 22.”

Back on Saturday, the Courteneers played the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Some 50,000 people turned up in defiance to any would-be terrorist and they all sang along to the Courtneers’ cover of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”

And finally, here’s some Man U fans outside a pub. (NSFW)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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