Liam Gallagher is back and he’s heading out on a massive UK tour next year, with not one but THREE Manchester dates on the lineup.
Liam Gallagher is a name that needs no introduction, right? The enigmatic former Oasis frontman has been absolutely no stranger to stepping on the biggest stages of them all and performing in front of record-breaking crowds throughout his illustrious career.
Just last year, the 51-year-old rocker returned to the iconic Knebworth Park to play a series of “biblical” gigs that went on to be some of the biggest live events of 2022.
And now, the king of Manchester is back at it again, as he’s just been revealed as the latest headliner in the Co-op Live’s massive opening season next year.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Oasis’s massively influential debut album, Definitely Maybe, Liam will be embarking upon the ‘Definitely Maybe 30 Years’ arena tour in 2024.
He’ll be playing the album in full for the first time ever.
The sets will, of course, be packed with classics like ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’, ‘Live Forever’, ‘Supersonic’, and ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, but there’ll also be a unique opportunity to see other album tracks and B-sides that have rarely, if ever, been performed since the mid-90s – including ‘Up In The Sky’ and ‘Digsy’s Dinner’.
Liam says he’s “bouncing around the house” with excitement as he announces the new tour.
He added: “The most important album of the ‘90s bar none. I wouldn’t be anywhere without it and neither would you, so let’s celebrate together LG x”
Liam Gallagher ‘Definitely Maybe 30 Years’ Tour Dates 2024
2 June – Utilita Arena Sheffield
3 June – Utilita Arena Cardiff
6 June – The O2 London
7 June – The O2 London
10 June – The O2 London
15 June – Co-op Live Manchester
16 June – Co-op Live Manchester
19 June – OVO Hydro Glasgow
20 June – OVO Hydro Glasgow
23 June – 3Arena Dublin
24 June – 3Arena Dublin
27 June – Co-op Live Manchester
As Manchester‘s newest – and soon-to-be the UK’s largest – live entertainment arena nears closer to officially opening its doors and welcoming visitors, Co-op Live has been slowly revealing the music acts set to grace the stage as part of its huge launch season jam-packed full of events.
Beloved US boyband Jonas Brothers were announced as the first headlining act back in July, Eric Clapton was later confirmed for his first Manchester gig in a decade, current US megastar Olivia Rodrigo also has two nights booked in, Irishman and former One Directioner Niall Horan will be taking to the stage, and fellow Mancs Simply Red are also making a special 40th anniversary return.
Everyone’s favourite Manchester boyband Take That are also practically moving into the new arena, with a whopping six shows booked in next May.
And now, it’s LG’s turn.
Liam Gallagher will be taking to the stage at Co-op Live on 15, 16 & 27 June 2024 as part of the ‘Definitely Maybe 30 Years’ tour.
Once again, as part of the highly-anticipated £365 million venue’s “pioneering” partnership, Co-op members will get the chance to gain early access to tickets through a designated presale this Wednesday 18 October at 9am, all before the general sale takes place.
General sale tickets are available from 9am on Friday 20 October, and you can grab them here.
The very special homecoming show will be New Order‘s first full headline performance in the city since 2021.
The group are widely accepted to be one of the most influential bands of all time and this year celebrated 40 years of their hit Blue Monday.
They were founded in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris, who had all been together in Joy Division, which disbanded after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.
This year, the band announced reissued editions of their classic compilation ‘Substance 1987’, the band’s biggest-selling album to date.
They also headlined Barcelona’s Primavera Sound before they commenced their UK and European tour this autumn.
New Order will be supported by Johnny Marr, good friend of the band and legendary guitarist of The Smiths.
Marr and Sumner previously worked on synth-dance act Electronic together, and released three albums.
Johnny Marr announced a new album earlier this year – ‘Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr’ will celebrate the first ten years of his solo career, featuring songs from across his four solo albums.
Fans can expect to hear Johnny’s greatest hits alongside the brand new track ‘The Answer’ as he takes to the stage at Wythenshawe Park next August.
Also supporting New Order at Wythenshawe Park will be adopted Manc Roisin Murphy, known in the 1990s as one half of pop duo Moloko.
The Irish singer and songwriter recently released her universally acclaimed sixth studio album, Hit Parade.
Presale tickets will go on sale from Monday 4 December at 10am, while general sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5 December at 10am, and you can grab yours here.
The National named as next act on lineup for Sounds of the City 2024 at Castlefield Bowl
American rockers The National have been confirmed as the latest act on the Sounds of the City 2024 lineup at Castelfield Bowlin July.
The legendary alt-dad-rockers, as we like to think of them, have officially been named as the next artist for the annual summer festival right here in Manchester city centre, joining the likes of Tom Grennan, Manic Street Preachers, Jungle, Suede and more.
With a Grammy award win and countless other nominations to their name down the years, The National has become one of the best-loved contemporary rock and indie outfits around the globe and now they’re making their Sounds of the City debut in front of roughly 8,000 Mancs.
These lads have been around for over two decades now and have just released their 10th studio album this past September. They show no signs of slowing down and will no doubt light up Manchester’s iconic Castlefield Bowl as they have done countless other arenas and amphitheatres.
Announcing the show as part of their current tour which kicked off this November at home in the States, this latest leg is promoting the new record, Laugh Track: a surprise release which comes just a couple of couple of months after their previous project, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, which dropped in July.
While the band confirmed the songs were all written at the same time, the five-piece has insisted that if the last album “represented a rebuilding of trust between us after 20+ years together, Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent.”
In a continued sea change for the group, the new record features some seriously cool feature artists including Phoebe Bridgers and Rosanne Cash (daughter of country legend, Johnny) — two very exciting names to follow up the equally surprising collaboration with Taylor Swift.