Liam Gallagher ANNOUNCES UK ARENA TOUR IN SUPPORT
OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘AS YOU WERE’
‘As You Were’ to be released on October 6th
“Liam Gallagher proves he’s the ultimate rock ’n’ roll star at Glastonbury 2017… Never underestimate the man, he was made for sets like this.” – NME
“Proved he can still belt out a rock ‘n’ roll banger, shake a tambourine and wear a cagoule indoors as convincingly as anyone – as well as capture the hearts of the people of Manchester and beyond.” – BBC News
“The very essence of a rock ‘n’ roll star. It is good to have him back.” – The Times
“Genuinely impressive. There was a real urgency and conviction to his performance.” – The Guardian
LONDON, UK (31st Aug, 2017) – After playing sets full of emerging classics and old favourites at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Liam Gallagher can now announce the first arena tour of his solo career.
Representing his first tour following the October 6th release of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’, the announcement comes as Liam is back at the height of his powers. His return has been nothing short of spectacular, from emotive scenes in Manchester to huge sing-a-longs at Glastonbury, while three new tracks – ‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Chinatown’ and ‘For What It’s Worth’ – are already establishing themselves as towering anthems, delivered with Liam’s once-in-a-lifetime vocal.
Fans who pre-order any format of Liam’s debut album ‘As You Were’ from his official site https://wbr.ec/liam-store will be able to access an exclusive 48-hour presale on Ticketmaster.co.uk commencing at 10am on Wednesday 6th September.
Everyone who pre-orders the album will receive instant downloads of ‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Chinatown’ and ‘For What It’s Worth’.
The album will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl(standard 12” and limited edition coloured 12” formats) formats. A special boxset is also available which compiles a coloured 12” vinyl of the album, an exclusive 7” format of ‘For What It’s Worth’, a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ album cover) and additional collectors’ items.
Featuring a huge London show at Alexandra Palace and a homecoming gig at Manchester Arena, the tour dates are:
30th – Belfast, Ulster Hall
3rd – Leeds, First Direct Arena
4th – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
6th – Plymouth, Pavilions
7th – London, Alexandra Palace
10th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
12th – Birmingham, Arena
13th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15th – Brighton, Centre
16th – Manchester, Arena
After the pre-sale closes, tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday September 8th.
Liam wrote or co-wrote every song that features on ‘As You Were’. In addition to Dan Grech-Marguerat, other key collaborators include Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt. One of the most striking aspects of the album is that all the songs have a purpose. There’s no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over.
Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe.
Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay.
In addition to live music, the venue has also staged some of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar including several 2002 Commonwealth Games’ events, the 2012 Olympic basketball warm-up match between team USA and GB, the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships and international boxing bouts by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe and local champions Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan and Anthony Crolla.
Manchester Arena has also played a key part in the city’s rich musical heritage with historic shows by local bands Take That, Oasis, Elbow, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, M People, Doves, Inspiral Carpets, The Verve, Simply Red and The Courteeners.
Attracting over one million visitors each year, the 21,000 capacity Arena is a former winner of the industry’s prestigious International Venue of the Year award.