IN­SIDE: BRIL­LIANT WHAT’S ON GUIDE

LIAM ROUNDS OFF A SPEC­TAC­U­LAR YEAR WITH A HUGE ARENA SHOW:

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By EMILY HE­WARD

AF­TER mak­ing his tri­umphant solo come­back two years ago, Liam Gal­lagher is still fly­ing high.

The for­mer Oa­sis star can add a sec­ond num­ber one al­bum, Why Me? Why Not, a smash hit sin­gle, Shock­wave, another storm­ing Glas­ton­bury set, an MTV Rock Icon award, and his own biopic, As It Was, to his achieve­ments in 2019.

And now he’s cap­ping off the year with a mas­sive arena tour tak­ing him around some of the UK’s big­gest venues, in­clud­ing a sold-out homecoming show at Manch­ester Arena.

Fans can look for­ward to a cat­a­logue of Oa­sis clas­sics pep­pered in among solo songs with a lean­ing to­wards his lat­est al­bum, as well as tracks from his solo de­but As You Were.

Here’s what to ex­pect if you’re go­ing to see him on Wed­nes­day.

Sup­port acts

DMA’S

THEY’VE been dubbed the Aus­tralian Oa­sis, so there could hardly be a more fit­ting opener than DMA’s.

Liam’s long been a fan of the Syd­ney three-piece, hyp­ing them as ‘biblical’ - high praise in­deed.

Their sound owes much to the Mad­ch­ester and Brit­pop scenes, their 2016 de­but al­bum Hills End drew clear com­par­isons with the Bur­nage boys.

Last year’s fol­low-up, For Now, achieved their high­est UK chart po­si­tion yet, peak­ing at num­ber 13, and their third prom­ises to pro­pel them to even greater heights on its re­lease next April.

They’ve al­ready re­leased lead sin­gle Silver, which sig­ni­fies a scal­ing-up of their am­bi­tion - a uni­fy­ing, arena-ready an­them fus­ing Amer­i­can rock in­flu­ences with Bri­tish in­die in­spi­ra­tion.

Stage times

EX­ACT stage times have yet to be con­firmed for Liam’s show but doors open at the venue at 6pm on the day.

We’ll post them on our web­site when they’re con­firmed, so check closer to the time, or keep an eye on Manch­ester Arena’s Twit­ter feed on the day.

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