Liam Gallagher tour 2018: UK & Europe dates, setlist & new album
While the whole world is disappointed that an Oasis reunion still looks unlikely, the Liam Gallagher 2018 tour and new album is bound to keep Britpop fans happy for a while.
After Liam’s side project Beady Eye disbanded in 2014, the time has come for the more "vocal" Gallagher sibling to launch a solo career, with 2018 concerts across the UK including Manchester Arena and London’s Alexandra Palace.
Here’s everything you need to know about Liam Gallagher’s 2018 tour and new album ‘As You Were’.
Liam Gallagher 2018 tour - cities and dates (including festivals)
The former Oasis member has a packed schedule of tour dates across the United States, UK, Australia and a few other locations.
Tickets sold out so fast, the Manchester lad quickly announced extra UK dates to meet demand.
Morning Boppers. Glad to announce UK Tour. As You We're. LG x pic.twitter.com/YcJz9EqiTO
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) 31 August 2017
On top of that, Liam plans to return for one more gig in the UK following his European tour - at Finsbury Park, London. Oasis have previously played at the 40,000 capacity venue.
Here's the updated list of Liam Gallagher's 2018 UK and Ireland tour dates and festival appearances:
- Coventry, The Biggest Weekend (UK) - May 27 (NEW)
- Manchester, Parklife Festival (UK) - June 10 (NEW)
- Dublin - Malahide Castle (Ireland) - June 15
- Belfast - Belsonic (Northern Ireland) - June 16
- Isle of Wight Festival (UK) - June 21
- London - Finsbury Park (UK) - June 29
- Glasgow - TRNSMT Festival (UK) - June 30
- Chelmsford, RiZE Festival (UK) - August 17 (NEW)
- Manchester - Lancashire County Cricket Club (UK) - August 18
Later, the 'Chinatown' singer announced he would also be bringing his tour to the rest of Europe, with concerts set for France, Spain and Italy, among others.
The first round of Europe concerts took place between the UK and Australia legs of the tour, before Liam announced a string of fresh dates for November.
Here is the full list of Liam Gallagher's European tour 2018 dates:
- Madrid (Spain) - February 23
- Barcelona (Spain) - February 24
- Milan (Italy) - February 26
- Padova (Italy) - February 27
- Zurich (Switzerland) - March 1
- Paris (France) - March 2
- Cologne (Germany) - March 4
- Berlin (Germany) - March 5
- Brussels (Belgium) - March 7
- Amsterdam, (Netherlands) - March 8
- Mayrhofen, Snowbombing (Austria) - April 13
- Aarhus, Northside (Denmark) - June 8
- Milan, I-Days Festival (Italy) - June 21
- Arras, Main Square Festival (France) - July 7
- Belfort, Les Eurockeennes (France) - July 8
- D'Argeles Sur Mer, Les Deferlantes (France) - July 10
- Carhaix-Plouguer, Les Vielles Charrues (France) - July 20
- Benicàssim (Spain) - July 22
- Burghof Lörrach, STIMMEN 2018 (Germany) - July 25
- Aranda de Duero, Sonorama Ribera (Spain) - August 10
- Budapest, Sziget Festival (Hungary) - August 12
- Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany) - September 9
- Luxembourg City, Luxexpo (Luxembourg) - November 12 (NEW!)
- Munich, Zenith (Germany) - November 13 (NEW!)
- Conegliano, Zoppas Arena (Italy) - November 15 (NEW!)
- Rome, Palalottomatica (Italy) - November 16 (NEW!)
- Paris, Zenith (France) - November 20 (NEW!)
- Brussels, Forest National (Belgium) - November 21 (NEW!)
- Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome (Netherlands) - November 23 (NEW!)
- Hamburg, Mehr! Theatre (Germany) - November 24 (NEW!)
- Stockholm, Annexet (Sweden) - November 27 (NEW!)
- Oslo, Spektrum (Norway) - November 29 (NEW!)
During Liam's last concert of 2017, the singer was joined onstage by former Oasis band mate, Bonehead.
The pair treated Manchester Arena to a trio of Oasis classics: 'Wonderwall', 'Cigarettes and Alcohol' and 'Live Forever' - prompting rumours there's still hope for a full reunion tour.
Liam Gallagher setlist for 2018 tour
Liam Gallagher played several live concerts in 2017, including festival appearances, which featured several Oasis hits.
Here is an average of the setlists for Liam Gallagher's 2017 performances.
- Fuckin' in the Bushes (Oasis song)
- Rock 'n' Roll Star (Oasis song)
- Morning Glory (Oasis song)
- Greedy Soul
- Wall of Glass
- For What It's Worth
- D’You Know What I Mean (Oasis song)
- Slide Away
- I Get By
- Paper Crown
- You Better Run
- Universal Gleam
- Be Here Now (Oasis song)
- Wonderwall (Oasis song)
To get an idea of what Liam's solo tour will be like, check out the singer performing Oasis classic ‘Wonderwall’ at Serbia’s EXIT Festival in July 2017.
In an interview with NME, Liam spoke about his decision to play Oasis songs on his solo tour.
He told the magazine, “Every one I’m doing, I’m doing because I like singing it.”
Liam added that he would be performing “all seven minutes” of Oasis track ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ at his own concerts.
The star has also said he'd love to play entire Oasis albums at his concerts.
But the former Oasis frontman claims that while he's keen to perform the Britpop band's most popular records ‘Definitely Maybe’, ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ and ‘Be Here Now’, he'd steer clear of their later releases.
He told Q Magazine, "F**k the rest, no one cares after that."
Liam Gallagher support acts 2018
Liam's 2017 tour dates were supported by indie acts Ratboy and Trampolene.
Many of Liam's 2018 tour dates are festival appearances, with the exception of the Finsbury Park concert.
Liam Gallagher later revealed the support act for his Finsbury Park gig would be a "biblical brother".
Some fans speculated that Liam's mention of "brother" suggested his supposed truce with Noel was back on, while others thought he was referring to former The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft or grime star Skepta, who Liam has previously said he hoped would support his tour.
But now Liam Gallagher's Finsbury Park support acts have finally been announced!
Wolf Alice are the main openers for the London concert, while DMA's, The Sherlocks, Dream Wife, Twisted Wheel, Easy Life, Belako, Trampolene and Hey Charlie will also be joining the British rockers.
Richard Ashcroft will support Liam Gallagher at his Dublin and Belfast gigs this summer.
The singer - who was lead vocalist of The Verve and a big part of the Britpop era in the 90s alongside Oasis - will perform ahead of Liam's gig at Malahide Castle and festival appearance at Belsonic.
UPDATE: And Richard Ashcroft has been confirmed as the support act for Liam's Manchester concert too!
The singer will be joined by grime star Bugzy Malone and indie rockers Twisted Wheel at the Lancashire County Cricket Club gig on August 18.
Liam Gallagher’s new solo album ‘As You Were’
Liam’s new album was released to critical acclaim, with one reviewer noting the record’s “color and fire.” Fans have called it a “modern day classic.”
'As You Were' went straight to number one and was the ninth highest-selling album of 2017 after Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ and Rag'n'Bone Man's 'Human'.
The UK Official Charts released a video of Liam upon hearing the news of his new album's success.
The album’s name is a reference to Liam’s typical Twitter sign off “as you were.”
The first single to be released from the album was ‘Wall of Glass’, and with it the announcement of the new album itself. The video has had more than 10 million views on YouTube.
Next came ‘Chinatown’.
The music video for the single pays tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack, as Liam walks through the streets on London and focuses on some graffiti reading “We Stand United with Manchester.”
The final single before the album’s release was ‘For What It’s Worth’. The song is clear in its message: a heartfelt apology for his past behaviour. Liam released an official lyrics video to coincide with the single’s release.
Liam's latest video for ‘Come Back To Me’ was released in November.
Directed by Shane Meadows ('This is England', 'Somers Town'), the promo was shot at Glasgow's King Tuts venue.
Later came the official video for ‘Paper Crown’.
The video stars actress Sienna Guillory, who you might recognise from the 'Resident Evil' franchise, 'Love Actually' and TV's 'Luther'.
Liam Gallagher's latest official music video is for 'I've All I Need'.
The video is made up of clips from Liam Gallagher's live concerts from 2018 and appears to be a love letter to fans thanking them for their support.
Keep your eyes peeled for very brief appearances from David Beckham, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters drummer) and Stormzy.
Other songs on the album include ‘It Doesn't Have To Be That Way’ and ‘Greedy Soul’.
Liam was so pleased with fans' reception to the new album, he has already announced plans for a follow up.
He told Absolute Radio, "I’m made up that the album’s been received really well. There’s a lot of people who get a number one with like 3,000 copies these days, and that ain’t f**kin’ good enough for me.
"Obviously it sold well, and it seems like people really want a Liam Gallagher record, so that’s made me happy. I guess we’ll go and do another one!”
Liam Gallagher documentary 'As It Was'
If ever there was a rock star worthy of a documentary, it's Liam Gallagher.
Filmmaker Charlie Lightening - who directed videos for Liam's band Beady Eye and also the recent 'Chinatown' promo - is set to premiere the film at Cannes Film Festival this summer.
Lightening said of the upcoming film, "Having known Liam both personally and creatively over the past 10 years, to see him back where he should be, and to see the reaction to him once again has been amazing.
"For Liam to let me in, to be there to capture it all, up close and personal and to tell the whole story in his own words makes for an amazing film.
One of the greatest rock’n’roll comebacks of all times and you are there with him each step of the way."
Liam vs Noel - Why are the Gallagher brothers fighting?
It hasn’t gone unnoticed that both Gallagher brothers - who apparently haven’t spoken since Oasis broke up - launched solo albums within weeks of each other (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ was released on November 24) and both announced 2018 UK tours.
During the promotion of his new album ‘As You Were’, Liam was quite vocal in interviews and on his Twitter account regarding his feud with Noel.
In an interview with Q Magazine, Liam joked that the pair have run out of other bands to insult, so they had no choice but to turn on each other.
He said, “It’s like we’ve come full circle. We’ve slagged off every f**king band in the universe, and now me and him are going head to head.”
The singer added that he was confident that Noel’s album would be “great” and that he’s “double proud” of ‘As You Were’.
However, Liam seems to have something new to say about his brother every day. Commenting on Noel’s new single ‘Holy Mountain’ - which received mixed reviews - Liam quipped, “As long as his missus likes it...”
Holy mountain eh where do I start who built the moon where do I end as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) 10 October 2017
As long as his mrs likes it as you fucking were onwards and upwards LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) 10 October 2017
Liam later accused Noel of refusing to play the One Love Manchester benefit concert - which Liam himself performed at - and claimed to have proof his brother was asked and said “no” (Noel later played at the ‘We Are Manchester’ tribute concert to reopen the arena).
Meanwhile, Noel suggested Liam “needs to see a psychiatrist”.
However, in December 2017, Liam wished "team NG" a happy Christmas, suggesting the pair will be getting together over the festive period and are now "all good again." Could this mean an Oasis reunion is on the horizon?
UPDATE: Forget it. Liam tweeted "f**k the truce."
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on Liam Gallagher’s 2018 tour and new album ‘As You Were’.