Band fronted by Liam Gallagher’s son announces headline gig at iconic Manchester venue

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 19th June 2024

A band fronted by Liam Gallagher’s son have announced a headline gig at one of Manchester’s most iconic music venues.

In the same week that his old man has been playing a run of sold-out – and absolutely biblical, if we do say so ourselves – shows at Manchester‘s newest live entertainment arena, Co-op Live, Gene Gallagher and his band, Villanelle, have just announced their debut UK headline tour, and tickets are going on sale in a couple of days time.

The upcoming indie rock quartet is formed earlier this year by Liam Gallagher‘s youngest son, who takes on the role of lead vocalist and guitarist.

Gene’s joined by Ben Taylor on guitar, bassist Jack Schiavo, and Andrew Richmond on drums.

The four-piece is yet to actually release any music formally, but Gene says he’s been writing songs for as long “as he can remember”, and they’re already making waves.


The lads are currently introducing themselves in the biggest way possible by opening for LG himself on his ongoing ‘Definitely Maybe: 30 Years’ tour… but as that run of shows nears an end, Villanelle are now preparing to step out on their own for the first time ever.

They’ll be taking to the stage at some legendary smaller venues all across the UK on their debut headline tour.


They’ve already played a handful of gigs at places such as renowned London rock ‘n’ roll pub, The Marquis, and beloved Manchester venue, Band On The Wall, but this is the first time they’ll be heading out on tour.

And of course they’ll be coming back to visit our city.

Manchester music fans curious to hear what the rising band’s sound is all about will be able to head on down to Night & Day Cafe later this year on 22 November and see for themselves.


Villanelle – UK Tour Dates 2024

  • 19 November – Stereo (Glasgow)
  • 20 November – The Grove (Newcastle)
  • 22 November – Night & Day Cafe (Manchester)
  • 23 November – Oslo (London)
  • 24 November – Mama Roux’s (Birmingham)
  • 26 November – Dareshack (Bristol)
  • 27 November – The Bodega (Nottingham)
  • 28 November – Oslo (London)

Tickets to the UK tour dates – including Manchester – are going on sale later this week.

Anyone looking to grab tickets to the Manchester gig at Night & Day Cafe on 22 November will be able to get their hands on them when they go on general sale this Friday (21 June) at 9am.

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Featured Image – Freya Barber (via Villanelle on Instagram)