Liam Gallagher honored fellow Mancunians with a concert on May 30 to benefit the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. The show was Gallagher’s first solo gig and it was held at Manchester’s O2 Ritz.
The former Oasis frontman told the crowd, “Normal service has resumed,” before he launched into tracks from his upcoming album, As You Were, including the fantastic new single “Wall of Glass,” which is projected to arrive this week.
Other Oasis favourites played were “Morning Glory,” “D’You Know What I Mean?” and “Slide Away.”
There was to be no reunion with brother, Noel, following the band’s bitter split in 2009, but founding member, rhythm guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs joined Liam on stage for a rendition of “Be Here Now.” For the performance, the singer played a total of six Oasis songs.
The stage was set with 22 candles, one for each of the victims of last week’s bombing after an Ariana Grande concert.
The rocker said, “Manchester, I love you,” as he closed his set as the audience joined him in a moving a cappella rendition of Oasis’ “Live Forever,” and told the audience “Look after yourselves.”
Check out a video of “Wall of Glass” and the a cappella rendition of “Live Forever” below.