Gallagher calls audience member a 'fat boy' and 'fucking student'
Liam Gallagher was involved in a fracas with an audience member throughout Oasis‘ gig at London‘s Roundhouse last night (July 21), after an object was apparently thrown.
The singer took offence almost immediately as they took the stage at the iTunes Live festival, as it appeared something was thrown at him.
Though not clear whether he was struck or not, Liam later made reference to both a coin and drink being aimed at him.
The incident put the singer in a angry mood for most of the gig, and he appeared to single out the fan who allegedly threw the object, labelling him a “fucking uni boy” and “fat boy” during the show.
Before opening song ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’, Gallagher said: “Is that some fucking shitbag who’s throwing fucking lager, can’t handle a soft arse from fucking Camden town? Well get on this, fucking student…”
Later on in the band’s set, he offered to meet face-to-face with the audience member, saying: “Here you are, student, if you want me to [go] offstage, don’t be throwing fucking pound coins. Why don’t you try and come up here and fucking make me come off? Alright dickhead.”
Gallagher also changed the lyrics of several Oasis songs to reference the incident.
‘Lyla’ included the line “For you to come and fuck me out my mind“, while a line ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ was changed to “Is it worth the aggravation to find yourself a knob when there’s nothing worth working for?“, while during ‘My Big Mouth’ Liam did not bother to sing the second verse or chorus as he moodily stalked the stage.
Before playing the latter song, Gallagher spoke about the fact the gig was free for iTunes Live competition winners, saying “Hope it’s fucking moody for ya. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys on crack.”
As is usual during Oasis gigs, the singer left the stage as to allow his brother Noel Gallagher to front several songs, including ‘Half The World Away’, before which the guitarist attempted to calm his brother down, declaring: “We’d like to do a slow number for you so we could all just calm down. Everybody just take a deep breath, pretend it’s not happening.”
Upon returning to his microphone, Liam Gallagher gestured to the crowd, mouthing the words “I’m number one” several times.
‘Morning Glory’ saw the singer move his attentions to Camden residents, asking “Is there anybody actually born and bred in Camden town here tonight? Prove it. Show us how fucking tight your jeans are. And your pointy shoes are. I’m fucking serious.”
However, Gallagher‘s mood did improve towards the end of Oasis‘ 19-song set, with him joking that the band were about to play a new song before referencing the technical problems that have affected their recent gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium, Benicassim festival and Manchester’s Heaton Park.
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“We’re gonna do a new song now. It’s called ‘Power Failure’ and it’s amazing,” he quipped as the band launched into their massive 1995 hit ‘Wonderwall’.
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’
‘The Shock Of The Lightning’
‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
‘Roll With It’
‘Waiting For The Rapture’
‘My Big Mouth’
‘Half The World Away’
‘I’m Outta Time’
‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
‘I Am The Walrus’
Earlier in the evening, support band The Enemy had geed up the Roundhouse crowd, playing a slot that saw them showcase tracks from their two albums. Frontman Tom Clarke, wearing his traditional leather jacket, dedicated ‘Be Somebody’ to the audience, saying “Right, this next song is about you.”
The band’s early tracks ‘Away From Here’ and ‘Had Enough’ both drew impressive responses from the crowd, while a version of ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ had many singing along at the frontman’s request. Recent single ‘No Time For Tears’ saw Clarke thrash his guitar in a similar fashion to The Who‘s Pete Townshend‘s famed ‘windmill’ technique.
Before playing final song ‘You’re Not Alone’, the singer paid tribute to Oasis, as well as the Camden audience. “I wanna thank Oasis for having us, and I wanna thank you for being a top audience,” he said. “This is our last song, so if you know the words then sing along.”