Coldplay performed at the special fundraiser and tribute gig at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Ground alongside the likes of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Usher, and many more – to honour and raise money in the wake of the terror attack in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured when a lone bomber attacked the foyer of Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande gig.
Despite Gallagher having frequently slammed the band, just last year comparing Chris Martin to a vicar and saying that Coldplay were ‘beyond shit‘, the former Oasis frontman put past differences aside to deliver an emotional acoustic rendition of ‘Live Forever’ backed by Martin on guitar.
Gallagher and his band also opened with ‘Rock N’ Roll Star’, as well as his debut solo single ‘Wall Of Glass’.
Not only that, but Coldplay also performed a cover of Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ with Grande herself – a song that Manchester has recently found new relevance in, in the wake of the Manchester atrocities.
This follows last week when The Courteeners also performed a huge homecoming show at Old Trafford in the wake of the terror attacks, again covering Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.
After teasing his debut solo track ‘Wall Of Glass‘, Gallagher’s solo album ‘As You Were’ will follow in October. Meanwhile, his solo tour continues this week – find out which Oasis tracks he will and won’t be playing.
As well as performing at Reading & Leeds 2017, Liam Gallagher’s remaining upcoming tour dates are below.
10 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
11 – Glasgow, Barrowlands