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During his present at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday (June 1), Liam Gallagher devoted the final track of his set – Oasis’ 1996 hit ‘Champagne Supernova’ – to a fan who died earlier this 12 months.
The track was performed in tribute to Grant Taylor, a fan of Gallagher’s who’d handed away in February on the age of twenty-two. It was a request made by Taylor’s sister Katie, who tweeted it to Gallagher final month. She’d initially requested for Gallagher to dedicate ‘Live Forever’ to him, because it was “his chosen funeral song [and] played as we carried his coffin in March”.
Katie attended the present utilizing a ticket that Grant had initially purchased for himself, and spent the spent the period of the present holding up a flag that sported a photograph of her brother, a blue coronary heart, the acronym ‘GT22’ and the phrases ‘Live Forever’.
See footage of the tribute, and the total efficiency of ‘Champagne Supernova’, beneath:
— Katie Taylor (@_katiettaylor) June 1, 2022
Gallagher is presently on tour throughout the UK and Europe in assist of his third solo album, ‘C’mon You Know’. The Manchester gig was the primary date on his sprawling summer time leg, which continues tonight (June 3) with the primary of two reveals at Knebworth Park – the positioning of Oasis’ well-known 1996 gigs. The run will proceed into November, with a detour to Australia and New Zealand lined up for subsequent month.
Also through the Manchester gig, Gallagher carried out Oasis track ‘Roll It Over’ – from 2000’s ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ – for the primary time ever. The present had been reported as being cancelled final month, however that wasn’t the case: moderately, in accordance to Gallagher, “some [bell]end” hacked his web site to mislead followers in the town.
NME gave ‘C’mon You Know’ a four-star evaluation, with author Jordan Bassett calling it “his best and most experimental solo album yet”. He continued: “At once experimental and familiar enough to keep his stunning second act on course, ‘C’mon You Know’ finds Liam Gallagher having his cake and eating it – and there’s plenty to go round at this party. If he doesn’t overthink it, why should you? Turn off your mind, relax and bring the cans.”