The former frontman of the Britpop band had previously denied that he would go solo, arguing that he wouldn’t do so because he is “not a c**t”. However, it was later announced that he has inked a deal with major label Warner Bros for a solo LP, coming in 2017.
Gallagher’s post-Oasis band Beady Eye initially decided against performing Oasis hits live, eventually introducing a handful of the Britpop group’s songs into their set during in 2012. Supporting The Stone Roses at Manchester’s Heaton Park that year, Beady Eye performed ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ for the first time.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Liam has now confirmed that he will perform Oasis songs live when he makes his return.
“[The songs] belong to me as much as to [Noel],” he said. “He wrote them, but I raised them.” Gallagher went on to say that he will open sets with ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, the first Oasis single to feature lead vocals from brother Noel.
Elsewhere in the interview, Liam said of his solo record: “I can only say it’s sounding promising.” He also acknowledged fan doubts over what the music might sound like. “There’s disbelief, without a doubt. That spurs me on. It’s like when people body-shame someone, and two minutes later they’ve got a six-pack,” he said.
“I’m not a media darling, so people go, ‘He can’t write songs.’ And maybe I can’t, but what I’ve got is good. It’s a bit of everything. A few are a bit ‘Working Class Hero’, which suits my Rolls-Royce. And garage-rock psychedelia, in your face. There’s a song I like called ‘Over’ — acoustic, faraway voices. Cool. I think it will put a few people in their place.”
“The main thing is, the voice is sounding delicious,” Gallagher continued. “It’s still banging it. Then there’s nice falsetto bits. Bit chilled.”
This week saw bookmakers slash the odds of Oasis reforming to tour in 2017, while former guitarist Bonehead said he’d ‘be there like a shot’ if a reunion seemed likely.