Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye to Play Oasis Songs on Summer Tour
If you need a little ‘Wonderwall’ or ‘Champagne Supernova’ or ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ in your life, you’re about to be obliged. Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye, his new band consisting of former Oasis members save for his brother and nemesis Noel, has confirmed that they will perform songs from their one-time band while on tour.
Up until now, Beady Eye, which formed after Noel bolted from Oasis in 2009, have strictly stuck to playing original material and covers of other bands in the live realm. Liam at first mused that playing Oasis tunes without Noel would be somewhat blasphemous. That was respectful of him, right? It also felt a bit like a line drawn in the sand between these constantly battling siblings.
But now, Liam has changed his mind and it’s likely because his estranged brother began performing the songs live at his own shows. What a tangled web the Bros. Gallagher weave! Can’t we all just get along, guys?
Liam told XFM that Beady Eye is “doing [the] Fuji Festival in Japan, which is in July. And we will be dropping Oasis songs for anyone who’s bothered.” That’s good news for Oasis devotees dying to hear some classic cuts.
He reasoned that “the time is right now, without a doubt. We were always going to do it, but we thought the [Beady Eye] album needed to stand on its own. We’ve done some good gigs, we’ve done some s— gigs. And it’s time to drop them in now.” He acknowledged Noel factoring the tunes into his set lists, saying, “Everyone else is. I feel they’re just as much my songs as they are Noel’s. And if people don’t like it, go to the bar or f— off. If they do like it, jump up and down, let’s have a good time.”
Anyone else out there feel sorry for Mama Gallagher for all this feuding that goes on between her sons? Holidays can’t be fun times for this family!