Liam Gallagher will play a solo gig at the O2 Ritz in Manchester next week, with all proceeds going to the fund set up for families of the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.
Tickets to the gig on Tuesday May 30 are on sale from 9am today (Friday May 26). As well as Manchester, which will be his first ever solo show, Liam will also play dates at London’s Electric Ballroom in Brixton, Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Glasgow Barrowlands.
The surprise mini tour will see Liam perform new tracks from his debut album As You Were – due for release in October – as well as numerous Oasis songs.
The former Oasis frontman will be giving the profits of the Manchester gig to the M.E.N’s British Red Cross appeal set up to help families affected by the Manchester bomb attack on Monday night, which left 22 people dead and 120 injured.
Liam told the MEN: “It’s outrageous. Just so sad. What can you do? It’s just f***ing 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.”
He said he made the decision to donate the funds of the gig straight away.
“I just knew I had to. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time.”
He was also stirred by Tony Walsh’s This is the Place – which the Manchester poet read on the steps of the Town Hall during Tuesday night’s vigil.
“I want it placed on record that it’s the best thing I’ve ever heard to come out of any Mancunian’s mouth ever,” he said. “It was f***ing mega. It touched me. So good f***ing on him.”