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There’s no holding back Rock n Roll British icon, Liam Gallagher. Weathering a few tough years, all the old swagger is back as Liam triumphs at Leeds & Reading Festival. With big names come big expectations and Liam has delivered on all accounts. With a new album under his belt, full of potential festival bangers, this is rock ‘n’ roll at its finest.  

_DSC6984-2You could sense the anticipation in the air on Friday  night as crowds awaited one of the most recognised British figures in music, Liam Gallagher, to open his Leeds Festival set in the beautiful Branham Park. Embarking on a solo career (something he said he’d never do) Liam silenced his critics and held nothing back as he did what he does best, whipping the crowd into an absolute frenzy as he opened and belted out the MASSIVE Oasis crowd pleaser ‘Rock N Roll Star’. 

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Cementing the crowd’s attention, he then took them somewhere else, with tracks from his new album, As You Were. A sure-fire festival anthem ‘Wall Of Glass’ was delivered with that same natural attitude, aggression and snarl that we all know and love. Roaring guitar lines were laced with that laddish charisma that Liam always masters and were well received by the euphoric crowd. Liam’s voice was on point as he tore through the massive grower ‘Greedy Soul’, the mesmerising new singles ‘For What It’s Worth’, ‘You Better Run’, ‘Bold’ and ‘Universal Gleam’. One thing is certain, Liam has definitely found his footing with these tracks and is on top form.

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Clad in a gorgeous Stone Island number and sporting a shaved head, Liam shook his maracas as beer-swilling kids who weren’t even born in the nineties sung along to ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ and ‘Morning Glory’. 

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As the set sadly came to an end, Liam told the crowd, ‘You’ve come all this way and I’ve come all this way – I’m gonna do that Wonderwall shit!’ The young, sweaty audience pushed up against the front barriers as girls on blokes’ shoulders waved their arms and the whole crowd sang along. A huge testament to the song’s power. 

Liam continues his ‘As You Were’ tour below.

Sep 1 Home Festival Treviso, Italy
Sep 9 Dcode Madrid, Spain
Oct 7 Cal Jam San Bernardino, CA
Oct 29 Samhain Dublin, Ireland
Nov 10 Party In The Park, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai
Nov 13 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
Nov 18 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 20 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Nov 21 The Riviera Chicago, IL
Nov 23 RebelbToronto, ON
Nov 25 House of Blues Boston, MA
Nov 27 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Nov 29 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
Nov 30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Dec 30 Falls Festival Lorne, Australia
Dec 31 Falls Festival Marion Bay, Australia
Jan 2 Falls Festival Byron Bay, Australia
Jan 7 Falls Festival Fremantle, Australia
Jan 14 Ecopark Convention Centre, Ancol Jakarta, Indonesia

Tickets at: http://liamgallagher.com/tour

You can follow and keep up to date with Liam on all the usual social media outlets below.

LIAM GALLAGHER WEBSITE

LIAM GALLAGHER TWITTER

LIAM GALLAGHER FACEBOOK

 Words & Photography: Rachel NE Brown

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