Liam Gallagher reschedules free NHS concert at London’s O2 Arena

Liam Gallagher live at the Mediolanum Forum, Milan (Alessandro Gianferrara for Live4ever)

Liam Gallagher live at the Mediolanum Forum, Milan (Alessandro Gianferrara for Live4ever)

Liam Gallagher will now play his free London concert for NHS and care workers next year.

Originally announced back in April for October 29th as the pandemic and subsequent lockdown tightened its grip on the UK – and when this autumn was being optimistically earmarked for live music to restart – the concert at London’s O2 Arena will instead now take place during the new big hope of spring 2021, on May 23rd to be exact.

Back as one of the UK’s biggest live draws following the success of his debut solo album As You Were, Gallagher has been hit hard by the shutdown of live music venues, with the latest ambitious touring behind its follow-up Why Me. Why Not? very much on hold.

“Halo is the spiritual brother of Beady Eye’s Bring The Light, driving honky tonk piano and a whistling breakdown which successfully masks some more lyrical clangers,” our album review reads. “The River rectifies this; a marauding beast taking the modern world to task (‘the device in your hand masks your beauty’).”

“It goes without saying that, as good as these songs are, it’s Gallagher’s voice that makes some of them transcendent. At certain points he goes full falsetto, and his talent for perfectly pitching his vocals to compliment the music continues to be his greatest strength.”

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