The Brothers Gallagher are intrinsically tied to Manchester. The siblings at the center of Oasis are so connected to the city that was the recent site of a tragic suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that mourners spontaneously burst into one of their songs at a vigil for the victims. With that being said, Liam Gallagher turning his first-ever solo show in the UK into a benefit for the bombing victims makes perfect sense.
Gallagher recently announced that the already-planned show would become a benefit in the Manchester Evening News. All proceeds for the show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on June 4 will go toward the British Red Cross’ fund for the families of the victims.
“It’s outrageous. Just so sad. What can you do? It’s just f***ing out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?” he told the paper. “I just knew I had to [donate the profits]. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time.”
Liam’s charitable move follows Noel expressing shock at the fact that the attack targeted young music fans.