Liam Gallagher to Donate Proceeds From Manchester Concert to Bombing Victims’ Fund
Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from his first solo concert to the victims of this week's bombing at the Manchester Arena. The show will take place on Tuesday, May 30, in his hometown of Manchester.
The Manchester Evening News, in partnership with the British Red Cross, has created a "We Stand Together" fund in the hopes of raising at least £2 million for the families of those affected and, as of press time, has reached 83 percent of its goal. Gallagher told the paper that he quickly decided to contribute.
"I just knew I had to," he said. "I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time."
Gallagher didn't hear of the tragedy until the next day. “I’d gone to bed early -- about 10PM -- then got up in the morning to a text from my other brother saying what had gone on and I put the TV on," he continued. "It’s just unbelievable. ... It’s outrageous. Just so sad. What can you do? It’s just f---ing out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?"
The news coincides with word that the first single from his upcoming solo album, As You Were, will be called "Wall of Glass." The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman still has yet to provide additional information on the record, but with Tuesday's concert and three other dates in the U.K. and Ireland between now and June 11, full details could be arriving soon.
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