In front of 50,000 people at the sold-out Emirates Old Trafford ground, Ashcroft joined Gallagher on guitar and vocals as the two paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing last May.
During their performance, a Manchester bee and the number 22 appeared on the screen to remember those who lost their life.
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Liam Gallagher, Bonehead & Richard Ashcroft on stage together in Manchester yesterday.
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The former Oasis frontman also paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at the gig during a performance of the Beady Eye song ‘Soul Love.’ On Friday (August 17), Gallagher paid a similar tribute whilst headlining Rize Festival saying Franklin had “the best voice in the universe.”
Great gig from @liamgallagher in Manchester tonight. Great atmosphere & wonderful tribute to Aretha Franklin and the victims of last year’s bombing
— Harry McCarthy (@HarryJMcCarthy) August 18, 2018
— Susie Goss (@SusieMGoss) August 18, 2018
— Rob Smith (@pvfcsmith) August 19, 2018
@liamgallagher in his home town tonight with a tribute to Aretha Franklin and the victims of the Manchester bombings. ?? Send me to the moon, I AM DONE.
— Lois Jenna (@lois_donaldsonn) August 18, 2018
Gallagher was also joined on stage earlier in the evening by former Oasis guitarist Bonehead on what was the 27th anniversary of the band performing their first gig together at The Boardwalk.
“27 years to the day since this shit started,” Gallagher said, before the two performed a host of Oasis classics together including ‘Supersonic’, ‘Some Might Say’ and ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol.’
You can read more fan reaction to the gig on social media below.
— Daniel Vargas (@Mala_influencia) August 18, 2018
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