Liam Gallagher Announces First-Ever Solo Show
Liam Gallagher's solo activity in 2017 will include at least one live date — and one that's being put together for a good cause.
Music Week reports that the Oasis co-founder is one of several acts who've agreed to come together for Give a Gig Week, an ambitious series of benefit shows whose stated goal is to host 100 concerts between March 24-31. According to the report, affiliated venues include Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the Bedford, the Roundhouse, and Hard Rock Café.
The whole enterprise is being put together as a fundraising effort for Youth Music, a U.K. charity focused on "investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances." Gallagher's performance, slated for Bush Hall in London, will reportedly come as part of a bill that also includes Jess Glynne, Tom Odell, and Plan B.
"I’m really encouraged to see the music industry getting behind Give a Gig Week to help us transform the lives of more disadvantaged young people through music," enthused Youth Music CEO Matt Griffiths. "The industry has a long history of supporting charities and we’re heartened to see our work at Youth Music being acknowledged. We look forward to the momentum building over the next few months as we build up to the week itself in March, which will be an amazing mix of live music across the nation from a diverse range of artists. I can’t wait."
As previously reported, Gallagher's plans for next year also include the release of a solo album, although he insisted he isn't "embarking on a solo 'career'" and explained, "There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are f—ing funny."
Rumors of an Oasis reunion, meanwhile, continue to run rampant, although none have been officially confirmed. A documentary devoted to the band's rise to fame, Oasis: Supersonic, debuted to largely positive reviews earlier this year.
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