December 11, 2010 0:58

The Courteeners give nod to Oasis, The Smiths at huge hometown gig The Courteeners Tickets

Liam Fray dedicates song to Manchester's past musical heroes at MEN Arena

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Courteeners

The Courteeners dedicated a song to Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses during their biggest ever hometown show last night (December 10).

Singer Liam Fray gave the nod to Manchester's past musical heroes before playing 'Sycophant', a track from the band's second album 'Falcon', as they wrapped up their UK tour at the city's MEN Arena.

"Manchester, your band has arrived," Fray told the crowd as the four-piece took to the stage to play a triumphant set which mixed songs from 'Falcon' with tracks from their debut album 'St Jude'.

The band inspired huge singalongs from the jubilant crowd during their first song 'The Opener', with fan favourites 'Acrylic' and 'Cavorting' among the tracks which also inspired raucous scenes.

Later, Fray played a two-song solo set on a small stage at the centre of the arena during the gig and asked for the house lights to be switched on so he could see his fans.

"When we started this band we never dreamed we'd play a place like this. Actually, I'm lying - I fucking knew we would," he told the crowd before running through stripped-down versions of 'No You Didn't, No You Don't' and 'How Come?'.

The rest of the band then returned to the stage to wrap up the show with the singles 'You Overdid It Doll', 'Not Nineteen Forever' and 'What Took You So Long'.

The Courteeners played:

'The Opener'
'Will It Be This Way Forever?'
'Acrylic'
'Cavorting'
'Good Times Are Calling'
'Cross My Heart & Hope To Fly'
'Lullaby'
'Please Don't'
'Scratch Your Name Upon My Lips'
'Sycophant'
'Bide Your Time'
'Take Over The World'
'That Kiss'
'Cameo Brooche'
'Fallowfield Hillbilly'
'How Come'
'No You Didn't, No You Don't'
'The Rest Of The World Has Gone Home'
'You Overdid It Doll'
'Not Nineteen Forever'
'What Took You So Long?'


Support at the gig came from another hometown band - I Am Kloot - and The Last Shadow Puppets member Miles Kane.

Read More On This Artist

The Courteeners Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £47


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £50


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £78


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £47


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £56


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £45


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £28


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £78


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £35


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £45


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £41


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £56


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £29


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy The Courteeners Tickets

from £49

back to top

More News
Footage emerges of Foo Fighters playing instrumental version of new song 'Outside' -...
Frank Ocean recording new album with Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins
Entertainment Retailers Association call U2's album giveaway 'as damaging as piracy'
Sky Ferreira compares her collaborative track with Charli XCX to Tatu
Neil Young shares live recording of new song 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' - listen
Oscar-winning musician Hans Zimmer announces first ever UK shows
Hookworms reveal new song 'On Leaving' – listen
Kanye West tells media to 'pick a new target' during Brisbane gig
Crystal Fighters plan charity foundation in honour of late drummer Andrea Marongiu
Aphex Twin to host 'Syro' listening parties in UK record shops
Lana Del Rey pulls two further performances due to illness
O2 Priority Tickets available for Paloma Faith, Cat Stevens and more
Susan Boyle expecting criticism from rock fans over John Lennon and Pink Floyd covers
Iconic NME photography to be shown at Royal Albert Hall exhibition
La Roux plays intimate gig at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Body found in burning bin wagon outside Manchester Apollo
Snoop Dogg shocks fans after homophobic slur appears on his Instagram and Twitter
The War On Drugs 'upset' after being called 'beer-commercial guitar shit' by...
The Doors film 'Feast Of Friends' to be released in November
Eminem suing New Zealand's National Party after 'Lose Yourself' used in political...
Apple releases tool to remove U2 album 'Songs Of Innocence'
Glastonbury 2015 ticket details revealed

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
27 Oct 2014 O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Courteeners Tickets
from £47

28 Oct 2014 Aberdeen Music Hall Aberdeen

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Courteeners Tickets
from £50

31 Oct 2014 Barrowland Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy The Courteeners Tickets
from £78

More Tickets

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