Liam performed the song at Hull City Hall last summer and NHS Concert on Thursday 29 October.
Liam Gallagher has today (May 29) shared his MTV Unplugged performance of ‘Sad Song’ – you can watch the performance below.
Gallagher performed the rare Oasis track during a show at Hull City Hall last summer. On June 12, Gallagher will release a live album of the full performance.
Liam Gallagher has announced a free concert for NHS workers to acknowledge their efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.
Gallagher said it was an “honour” to announce the concert at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena, adding that NHS workers “do an incredible job, we are very lucky to have them”.
The concert will take place on Thursday 29 October. “NHS staff and NHS contract staff who work in NHS hospitals in the UK” can apply for tickets, at a limit of two per person. Successful applicants can bring a non-NHS guest as the second ticketholder.
NHS workers can apply from 9am on Wednesday 15 April via the O2 Arena website.
Gallagher is the second British indie-rock artist to announce a free NHS concert this week. Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers will play Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 4 and 5 December – the first show is free for NHS workers, with the second paid show available to all, with proceeds going to NHS Wales.
“We wanted to do something to show our appreciation, love and respect for the NHS and its amazing brave workers,” the band said. “One free show and one fundraising show seemed the best way for us to express our deep gratitude for all their heroic work.” Tickets for those concerts have gone on sale today.
Liam Gallagher has released his new single Shockwave, the first taster from upcoming second album Why Me? Why Not.
“I’m buzzing,” says Gallagher. “Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”
Why Me? Why Not is the follow-up to Gallagher’s debut solo album As You Were, which debuted at number one. More details about the album are due to be released soon.
“It’s a better record than As You Were,” promises Gallagher. “Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”
Shockwave channels The Who and T. Rex and it was written by Gallagher with Andrew Wyatt (A Star is Born) and Greg Kurstin, who also produced the track. Take a listen below:
Altitude Films has dropped the first trailer for the film, which showcases Gallagher preparing to perform a solo show in Manchester.
“I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m fucking famous enough – you know what I mean,” says Gallagher in a voiceover as footage of him staring at a massive arena stage plays in the background. “I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music. “I know how fucking great I am, and I know how shit I am.”
“It’s part of fucking staying alive man; being here, not being a casualty. Not letting the bastards get you down when all the bastards who have been sitting there over the last 10 years, ‘Ah, he’s definitely going to be dead now, he’s going to blow his fucking brains out or have a drug overdose.’ They’ve got all those press headlines waiting, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen lads. I’m gonna stick it out.”
The documentary follows the 2016 release of Supersonic, a film that followed Noel and Liam, as well as their Oasis bandmates, through the band’s peak years, showcasing all the drama and the pair’s well-documented sibling rivalry.
Almost last year the solo star has made a public plea for his brother to get the band back together
For Liam Gallagher must have been hard as has offered the olive branch to his brother Noel, saying the pair should finally get “the Big O back together” and stop “f****** about”.
The former Oasis frontman and his brother went their separate ways when their band broke up in 2009, but Liam appears keen to fix their turbulent relationship.
Fans are excited about the “let’s get the BIG O back together” but also cautious as it’s Liam Gallagher and it’s never quite clear whether he’s being serious or not.
However, he did follow up with a “Cmon”, which would suggest he’s running with the idea.
Noel quit the band in 2009 stating, “It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight.
“People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
Earlier this year Noel spoke to the Sunday Independent about why he quit.
“I had had it. I sat in the car for five minutes. There was silence until my security guard’s walkie-talkie was crackling and he said, ‘Are we staying or going?’ And I said, ‘We’re going.’ Once I had said those words, I thought , ‘That’s it’. But , you know, I felt I had done enough. I felt that I, personally, had done enough. I felt that this was just going to go around in circles, forever,” he said.