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the world would be a much poorer place without Liam

LEEDS - ...And certainly not without the royal family, Noel would say.
Hilarious photo from the other day in London. That kid was a protagonist, she was clearly sick of the wedding. Here she doesn't want to hear but I think she shouldn't see, what they were doing, lol.

He may be approaching an age when most rock stars would be thinking of putting their feet up, but there’s no denying it – Liam Gallagher remains one of the best frontmen in the business.
He still has the swagger and the attitude from two decades ago when Oasis burst onto the scene. It came as no surprise when his former band imploded two years ago, and many wrote off Liam’s musical career without Noel by his side, the brother often viewed as the mastermind behind the rise of Oasis. But few would have predicted the ascent of Liam’s new band, Beady Eye, complete with the remaining members of Oasis.
It was fitting that the band arrived on stage after The Stone Roses’ classic, I Am The Resurrection. Because this was a gig that proved the world would be a much poorer place without Gallagher prowling the front of a stage. The setlist was by no means perfect, but that was to be expected given the band only had their 13-track debut album to call on. There was never going to be a reprise of an Oasis classic. But with the likes of Millionaire, The Roller and The Morning Son, there was never really any need.
For all the young pretenders, rock‘n’roll needs Liam Gallagher. And like all the best frontmen, he knows it.

Tonight the O2 Academy is playing host to a Liam Gallagher lookalike convention.
The floor is a sea of Pretty Green (the frontman’s scally chic menswear label) and mod mullets bob at the bar.
It may be nearly two years since Oasis imploded in Paris in a flurry of fraternal threats and trashed guitars, but for the band’s diehard followers it’s clearly still business as usual.
The same could be said of Gallagher himself.
Big brother Noel may have jumped ship but Liam’s new vehicle Beady Eye is essentially a continuation of Oasis Mk VI (if you’re counting the drummers).
And surprisingly, it’s not the disaster you might expect.
Ten years ago the idea of Oasis without Noel would have seemed a prospect too awful to contemplate.
But then just as the elder Gallagher’s muse seemed to desert him in recent years, so Beady Eye’s debut Different Gear, Still Speeding is a better album than Oasis fans could have dared hope for.
Ok, so it has its share of clangers – a few of them penned by Liam, it has to be said, whose songwriting seems to deal only in extremes.
The rollicking Great Balls of Fire-inspired Bring The Light would cause even Jerry Lee to tap a Winklepicker. The syrupy For Anyone (which tonight Liam dedicates to Leeds United) wouldn’t sound out of place soundtracking an episode of Heartbeat.
On stage, Beady Eye are a pretty polished bunch, just as long as you like your classic rock ‘n’ roll to vaguely remind you of something you’ve heard before. Probably on a Beatles album.
Lead guitarist Gem Archer looks more like Johnny Marr by the riff. Andy Bell on the other guitar stands stage left, minding his own business as if channelling the spirit of erstwhile Oasis bassist Paul ‘Guigsy’ McGuigan.
Newcomer Jeff Wootton on bass looks like he’s just emerged Han Solo-like from some sort of late-70s deep freeze, while drummer Chris Sharrock appears to have extraordinarily long arms, which must be handy in his line of work.
But it’s Liam who the fans have come for and whose name they chant. And he doesn’t disappoint.
Resplendent in a shapeless blue Parka and clutching a white towel (from the Pretty Green spring summer collection perhaps?) he intersperses the delivery of his trademark Lydon-meets-Lennon vocals with occasional stomps and swaggers around the stage.
Sometimes he simply stands stock still and stares blankly into the crowd. And no-one does standing still quite like Liam Gallagher.
A lack of material means fans simply get a run through of the album, but they seem happy enough with this no-frills approach if the beery singing is anything to go by.
There may be no Supersonics or Live Forevers on show but single The Roller, the aforementioned Bring The Light and Champagne Supernova-lite ballad Kill For A Dream all hint at a fairly bright future.
They may never scale the heights of little brother’s previous band, but on this evidence Beady Eye might just have some legs.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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