Liam Gallagher to play solo show in aid of Manchester victims

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He might be best-known for consuming large amounts of cigarettes and alcohol, but Liam Gallagher has shown that he has a good heart, too.

The former Oasis wildman, 44, has announced that he’s set to perform his very first solo gig – and that all the proceeds will go towards helping families of those killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

Fittingly, the show next Tuesday night will take place in Manchester – at the O2 Ritz. And seeing as Liam’s a Manc himself, it’s sure to be a highly emotional affair.

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The singer then performs three more shows, in London (1 June), Dublin (10 June) and Glasgow (11 June).

The shows will be Liam’s first since Beady Eye split up. (Credit: Ricky/

Typically, Liam didn’t hold back in his anger at the terrorist attack that killed 22 people and injured 120 more at an Ariana Grande show on Monday night.

“It’s outrageous. Just so sad,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“What can you do? It’s just out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world, and for what?”

“I’d gone to bed early – about 10pm – then got up in the morning to a text from my other brother saying what had gone on, and I put the TV on.

“It’s just unbelievable.”

The shows will see Liam return to the stage for the first time since Beady Eye split in 2014.

He’s expected to perform songs from his debut solo album, As You Were, as well as a selection of Oasis classics.

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Tickets for the shows went on sale at 9am this morning.

As for Oasis themselves, while there have been plenty of rumours about a comeback, it remains unlikely in the foreseeable future, as relations between Liam and older brother Noel remain frosty.

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