Liam Gallagher Review: Rock N’ Roll Comes To London

Former Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher stopped by at London’s O2 Arena as part of his Why Me Why Not UK tour.

Indie megastar, Miles Kane was the support act for this show. Miles and his band did a great job of getting the crowd warmed up and ready by performing a list of hits from his discography, such as: ‘Rearrange’, ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ and ‘Can You See Me Now’.

After Miles finished his set, a selection of sing-along classics filled the arena, as everyone was getting ready for Liam to appear on stage.

Moments later Liam made his way out to the arena, accompanied by the energetic Oasis classic ‘In The Bushes’. Whilst he was making his grand entrance, a video played on the giant screens which showed the journey that Liam went through during the creation of his Why Me Why Not album.

Once he was on the stage, the crowd roared with excitement and repeated chants of “Liam, Liam, Liam” , filled the arena.

Image by Jack Willard

Liam kicked off his set with the Oasis classic ‘Rock N’ Roll Star’, which saw everybody rise to their feet, followed up by drink cups flying across the air. It was the perfect way to start the show and the atmosphere was simply electric.

Wowing the crowd with his impressive vocals, Liam played some tracks from both his solo albums, including ‘Halo’ and the very upbeat, ‘Wall of Glass’, which sent a wave across the arena with everybody singing along to every word. Liam interacted really well with the crowd in between songs and often reminded them that he was nearing the end of the tour, but continuously thanked everybody for coming out to see him.

But, it was the Oasis classics that were the highlights of the show. Halfway through his set Liam welcomed on former Oasis guitarist, Bonehead to the stage, who then helped him perform a strong selection of hits from the britpop band, such as, ‘Morning Glory, ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Columbia’.

Liam Gallagher performing the Oasis classic, ‘Columbia’

As the show drew to a close, Liam played the crowd favourite, ‘Wonderwall’, which was accompanied by hundreds of mobile phones lighting up around the arena. But, afterwards Liam came back out to the crowd and delivered a phenomenal encore which was filled with some of Oasis’ biggest and most well known hits, including ‘Roll With It’, ‘Champagne Supernova’ and the bands very first single, ‘Supersonic’.

Liam Gallagher’s stage presence is truly extraordinary. Add in his strong personality and his unique fashion wear, and seeing him live really is an extraordinary event in itself.

Sub-Edited by Gemma Rootes

Leave a Comment