Courteeners’ Liam Fray labels fan ‘bell end’ after being hit by pint at iTunes gig

Frontman singles out crowd member at London Roundhouse show

The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray took a dig at a fan during the band’s iTunes festival performance at London‘s Roundhouse last night (July 21).

As the Manchester four-piece were rounding off their gig, the singer, who had been thanking his fans for their support, took offence to one crowdmember who threw a pint at him and ordered the stage crew to put a spotlight on him.

“Why are you being such a bell end?” asked Fray, before he added: “Get the spotlight on him here.”


The fan was then shown on the TV screens either side of the stage before the singer addressed the rest of the crowd telling them: “Apart from him, to every other person in this room, I love you from the bottom of my heart”.

The band then ended their set with ‘What Took You So Long?’.

Despite the spat, the audience spent much of the show crowd-surfing and bellowing the words to songs from The Courteeners‘ 2008 debut album ‘St Jude’ and recent follow-up ‘Falcon’. As fans left the venue, they also continued to chant lyrics from ‘What Took You So Long?’.

Earlier, Fray had played a section of the set on his own as he performed ‘St Jude’ songs ‘How Come’ and ‘No You Didn’t, No You Don’t’ and ‘The Rest Of The World Has Gone Home’ from ‘Falcon’.

The Courteeners played:

‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’
‘The Good Times Are Calling’
‘Please Don’t’
‘The Opener’
‘Bide Your Time’
‘Scratch Your Name Upon My Lips’
‘Cross My Heart And Hope To Fly’
‘Take Over The World’
‘How Come?’
‘The Rest Of The World Has Gone Home’
‘No You Didn’t No You Don’t’
‘You Overdid It Doll’
‘Not Nineteen Forever’
‘What Took You So Long?’


Earlier support had come from Chapel Club and The Cheek. The former, who are set to hit the road with The Joy Formidable on the Emerge NME Radar Tour in September previewed tracks from their forthcoming debut album which is expected next year.