Liam Gallagher to sing at Charlatans charity concert in memory of Jon Brookes

Beady Eye frontman tweets to confirm he will play live at Royal Albert Hall in October

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher will play live at a one-off charity concert being organised by The Charlatans in memory of former drummer Jon Brookes.

The Beady Eye frontman will play alongside The Charlatans at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity on October 18. The line-up addition was confirmed by Gallagher over the weekend via his official twitter account and comes following the death of Brookes in August. Tickets for the gig are on sale here now. Brookes passed away peacefully in hospital on the morning of August 13, with his family at his bedside.



Brookes had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour since suffering a seizure on tour in Philadelphia in 2010. Though he continued to perform with The Charlatans – he was back on stage a month after his US collapse – he underwent several operations and received radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He suffered a relapse in September 2012 and was operated on as recently as July this year.

Burgess paid tribute to Brookes in a blog he wrote for NME.COM in which he says: "Last week we lost a brother, a friend, a band member and a huge part of all our lives."

The charity show will be one of Liam Gallagher's first appearances since Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer injured himself earlier this year. The guitarist was hospitalised on August 1 with severe head trauma, forcing the band to cancel all scheduled live performances for August, including appearances at V Festival. It has since been reported that Archer fractured his skull after falling down a flight of stairs at home, but Beady Eye have confirmed that Archer is "expected to make a full recovery".

Read More On This Artist

More News
Manic Street Preachers on 'The Holy Bible' shows: 'It feels like the right time'
Andre 3000 reveals left hand guitar struggles while preparing for Jimi Hendrix biopic
The Black Keys perform Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' on US television – watch
Jack White and Neil Young among artists to perform in upcoming Bob Dylan tribute concert
The Horrors respond to the Labour Party using their music: 'Leave it out Ed!'
Nico Mirallegro stars as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans' 'Talking In Tones'...
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead MOBO Awards nominations
Jamie T reveals new song 'Turn On The Light' – listen
Idris Elba to rap on Christmas single with Noel Fielding and Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno –...
Mumford & Sons and James Blake collaborate with Idris Elba on album inspired by Nelson Mandela
Brody Dalle criticises Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea over 'horrendous'...
Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers to appear on new Bryan Ferry album
Sohn accuses Audi of 'borrowing' his song 'Lessons' without permission
Beck covers 'Wah-Wah' as George Harrison tribute week on 'Conan' begins –...
Kendrick Lamar reveals new single 'i' – listen
Thom Yorke posts cryptic new lyrics to Radiohead's 'A Wolf At The Door'
Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice'
Poor ticket sales blamed for cancellation of inaugural OxfordOxford Festival
Julian Casablancas plays secret show in Brooklyn DIY venue
Azealia Banks reveals new track 'Chasing Time'
Lana Del Rey announces two gigs in a cemetery
Manic Street Preachers announce 'The Holy Bible' 20th anniversary shows

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today