Beady Eye kick off short UK tour in Manchester

Liam dedicates Oasis songs in set to band's former guitarist Bonehead

Beady Eye played the first of three intimate shows at the Manchester Ritz last night (June 19).

Walking on stage accompanied by a four-piece brass section, the band began with ‘Flick Of The Finger’ before ripping through a set consisting largely of songs form their new album, ‘BE’. It entered the charts at NUmber Two last Sunday, beaten to the top spot by Black Sabbath’s comeback ’13’. Elsewhere, ‘The Roller’ and ‘Four Letter Word’ drew some of the biggest cheers of the night.

Liam Gallagher was in subdued mood throughout, barely engaging with the crowd. He did, however, make a point of dedicating the two Oasis songs in the set, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’ and ‘Morning Glory’, to Oasis’ former guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs. Later on, he also thanked the crowd for singing throughout the gig.

“You’ve been in good voice. Nice one for coming out, thanks,” he said before leaving the stage for the first time after ‘Start Anew’. He and the rest of the band returned for a two-song encore of the band’s debut single ‘Bring The Light’ – which Liam introduced by asking if there were any punk rockers in the audience – and a lengthy version of ‘Wigwam’, taken from their first album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’.

Beady Eye will perform at London’s Camden Centre tonight (June 20) and Glasgow’s ABC on June 22.

Beady Eye played:

‘Flick Of The Finger’
‘Face The Crowd’
‘Four Letter Word’
‘Soul Love’
‘Second Bite Of The Apple’
‘Iz Rite’
‘Shine A Light’
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’
‘Don’t Brother Me’
‘I’m Just Saying’
‘Morning Glory’
‘Soon Come Tomorrow’
‘The Roller’
‘Start Anew’
‘Bring The Light’