Oasis frontman and renowned Britpop bad boy Liam Gallagher is the headlining act for this year’s “What’s On Party in the Park”, which returns to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday 10 November.
Liam Gallagher promised that half of his set will consist of Oasis classics
Gallagher will be coming in hot off the October release of his debut solo album As You Were, which is named in honor of the sign-off the singer typically uses on his Twitter account.
But Oasis fans should take note as 50 per cent of his set will be filled with the Mancunian band’s classics. So expect earnest sing-a-longs aplenty to the likes of Live Forever, Champagne Supernova and Wonderwall.
Tickets are on sale now and there’s a limited-run of early bird tickets for Dhs295 on offer.
Boasting eight UK number-one singles and selling over 70 million records worldwide, Oasis were undoubtedly one of the biggest rock bands on the planet until they disbanded in 2009. Gallagher certainly hasn’t been slacking since then, however, fronting rock band Beady Eye with former members of Oasis until 2014, and even performing at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
According to some sources, Liam will be bringing a band of British rock and roll heavyweights with him as part of his touring line-up, including Babyshambles’ bassist Drew McConnell and Kasabian’s touring guitarist Jay Mahler.
The article also notes that ex-Oasis band-mate Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs joined Gallagher on stage at his debut solo gig in Manchester in May and, while not currently part of his touring band.
Could a mini Oasis reunion be on the cards for Dubai? Here’s hoping.
Gallagher is the first of many acts to be announced as part of “What’s On Party in the Park”, a family-friendly, multi-stage music extravaganza that will feature a full day of live music, market stalls, food trucks and more.
The rest of the “What’s On Party in the Park” line-up is not revealed yet.
- Earlybird regular tickets (limited): Dhs295.
- Regular tickets: Dhs350 (Ticket includes entrance to all music concerts and areas).
- Brunch Deck tickets (21+): Dhs650 (Ticket includes access to the barbecue brunch deck, plus entrance to all music concerts and areas).
- VIP tickets (21+): Dhs995 (Ticket includes access to the VIP deck with unlimited food and beverages plus entrance to all music concerts and areas)
And if you are Liam Gallagher real’s fan you should know something about him. William John Paul Gallagher was born in Burnage, Manchester on 21 September 1972. He didn’t have a happy childhood being abused by his father and although his older brothers Noel and Paul took the most abuse, Liam has said that the abuse affected him deeply and inspired him to become an artist.
He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both previous bands.
His erratic behavior, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press; he remains one of the most recognizable figures in modern British music.
Although his older brother Noel wrote the majority of Oasis’ songs, Liam penned the singles “Songbird” and “I’m Outta Time”, along with a string of album tracks and B-sides. Noel departed Oasis in 2009 and formed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, while Liam continued with the former members of Oasis under the Beady Eye name until they disbanded in 2014.
Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.