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Liam Gallagher Leads Moving Tribute To Manchester Bombing Victims At First Ever Solo Gig

The concert raised funds for the families of those affected by the attack.

31/05/2017 08:39

Liam Gallagher paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing at his first ever solo gig on Tuesday (31 May) night.

The former Oasis star took to the stage in front a sold-out crowd at the city’s O2 Ritz venue, and the most stirring moment of the night came as he closed the set with a moving rendition of ‘Live Forever’:

Liam paid tribute to the victims in a number of ways and NME reports that he had 22 candles - one for each victim - on stage, while the proceeds will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. 

He also declared “normal business has resumed” as he began the hour-long set, while his a capella version of ‘Live Forever’ was part of an encore that began when the crowd chanted: “Stand up for the 22.”

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In the eight days since the Manchester Arena terror attack, a number of artists have paid tribute, including The Courteneer’s Liam Fray, who read an emotional poem at their concert on Tuesday 23 May.

Ariana Grande will return to the city on Sunday (4 June) to headline a concert that will raise funds for the families of those affected in the attack.

Fans who were in attendance at Ariana’s Manchester Arena gig can register for free tickets, while the proceeds from the rest will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.

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