2018’s Godlike Genius has been announced for the VO5 NME Awards 2018 and it’s Liam Gallagher.
On February 14, LG will swagger his handsome self down to Brixton Academy to pick up the Godlike Genius trophy at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. After that, he’ll get on stage and do what he does best: sing some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll tunes the world has ever known.
NME Editor in Chief Mike Williams says: “Every once in a while you’re faced with a decision that you might call a total no-brainer. Giving Liam Gallagher the 2018 Godlike Genius award falls into that category.
Through his history, the tunes, the swagger and the sense of humour, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike – and I can’t wait to see him take his rightful place on the throne in Brixton in February”
Here’s what Liam had to say about the whole thing: “I wanna thank the NME for their Godlike Genius award. It’s about f**king time as far as I’m concerned.”
Want to see Liam at the VO5 NME Awards 2018?
Where? O2 Academy Brixton
When? February 14.
Why? It’s gonna be biblical
At 9am on Wednesday December 6, there will be an exclusive pre-sale on NME.com, including some pit access tickets for those who wanna look LG in the eye. Then, at 9am on Friday December 8, tickets will go on general sale.
Here’s a list of the last 10 Godlike Geniuses.
2008 – Manic Street Preachers
2009 – The Cure
2010 – Paul Weller
2011 – Dave Grohl
2012 – Noel Gallagher
2013 – Johnny Marr
2014 – Blondie
2015 – Suede
2016 – Coldplay
2017 – Pet Shop Boys
See the full list of all 22 Godlike Geniuses
Voting is now open for the other 23 categories at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. Have your say!