Liam Gallagher rounds out an amazing year in front of a capacity hometown crowd at the Manchester Arena.

Such was the demand for Liam Gallagher’s current UK run that all 100,000 tickets sold out in a single morning. Next year looks set to follow the same path with fans scrambling to get their hands on tickets for Liam’s forthcoming shows at Finsbury Park, Glasgow Green and the Lancashire County Cricket Club next summer.

Lively Welsh trio Trampolene and Essex based hip-hop/indie rock outfit Ratboy, each, in turn, warm up the packed out crowd early in the evening. Following which, the sounds of “I Am The Resurrection” by the Stone Roses resonate over the in-house PA and the atmosphere inside of the room is at fever pitch. 

The house lights dim and strobe lights illuminate the venue as an intro tape of “Fuckin’ In The Bushes” plays Gallagher onto the Manchester Arena stage. Tonight Liam receives a hero’s welcome from his Mancunian fan base as he kicks off the proceedings with Oasis classics “Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” and “What’s The Story Morning Glory”, which follow in quick succession. The crowd hangs on every word of these timeless indie anthems.

In October Liam Gallagher released his incredible debut solo album As You Were and by the third song of the set “Greedy Soul” Gallagher starts to showcase his latest offering. The lion’s share of the album features in the performance this evening.

The added bonus for those in attendance tonight is during the show’s encore where former Oasis bandmate Bonehead joins Liam onstage for a trio of numbers from the group’s first two albums Definitely Maybe and What’s The Story Morning Glory respectively. This being as close to an Oasis reunion as the band’s loyal fanbase has seen in recent times. Together they collectively round out an unbelievable night in Manchester with a trio of Oasis hit singles “Cigarettes and Alcohol”, “Wonderwall” and set closer “Live Forever”.

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Event Date: 16-Dec-2017

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