As reported, Prince was found dead by police at his Paisley Park home yesterday afternoon. He was 57. No cause of death has been stated. A post-mortem investigation will take place today (Friday).
Following news of his death, Gallagher paid homage by playing Prince hit ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ over the venue speakers. He also later dedicated Oasis track ‘Live Forever’ to Prince.
“So, I was in a band once. We had an album called ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ and one of those giants was Prince,” Gallagher told the crowd.
“So you’re going to help me pay tribute to the great man and help me do ‘Live Forever’.”
Watch footage of Gallagher’s tribute below.
— Micky Welch (@m1cvv) April 21, 2016
The Hydro venue also remembered the late musician by projecting purple lighting onto the side of the building. See below.
Meanwhile, Mumford & Sons and The 1975 also paid tribute to Prince at their gigs last night.