Liam Gallagher says his son Gene’s band will be opening for him on Definitely Maybe anniversary tour

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Danny Jones Danny Jones - 3rd April 2024

In a typically casual manner, rock legend Liam Gallagher has revealed that his son Gene’s band will be opening for him on the upcoming Definitely Maybe anniversary tour.

Celebrating 30 years since the seminal Britpop record was released, Liam’s sell-out tour is scheduled to kick off at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield in June and after simply replying to a comment on social media, he has now revealed it is the youngest Gallagher boy that will be taking one of the support act slots.

Gene, 22, is the frontman and guitar player for the recently formed band Villanelle, who are set to start playing across this UK’s festival circuit this year, releasing their first music as they go along.

Villanelle will join British indie veterans Cast and The View as supports for LG himself, who has promised to play the Definitely Maybe tracklist in full to mark the occasion.

As you can see, after being asked what he made of the still little-known rock outfit, Gallagher clearly thinks the young musician and his mates are good enough to join him and his band on the massive UK tour which runs until August.


While we’ve only heard short clips of Villanelle, you can definitely hear some of that recognisable snarl that Liam became famous for in the vocals and the sound seems plenty reminiscent of what his dad and uncle made so popular back in the 90s and 2000s.

Not bad a bloke to pick up your music taste of, is he?


Although it’s still unclear exactly how much of the tour Gene and his band will be joining the former Oasis frontman for, it’s a pretty cool thing for a father and fellow performer to be giving a fledgling artist a break like this.

It’s a truly massive year of music for Liam Gallagher in particular as not only is the DM 30th anniversary tour a big deal in its own right – playing three huge shows at the brand-new Co-op Live arena when it opens – but he’s got plenty of others shows in the pipeline.

Currently on tour with John Squire playing their first joint album, which went straight to number one, they played the Manchester Apollo just last month and the live reviews are just as strong as those for the album itself.


Beyond that, the Burnage-born singer will also be playing his ‘Liam Gallagher and Friends Malta Weekender‘ shows in September, with the likes of Blossoms, Liam Fray, The Lathums and many other big Northern names joining him for the ride.

Oh yeah, and Live Forever has just retained the ‘best British song of all time’. It’s all coming up LG.

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Featured Images — EXIT photo team (via Flickr)/Gene Gallagher (via Instagram)