Once voted by the readers of Q Magazine as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will make his debut at the Bird In Hand Winery in December as he celebrates the release of his massively anticipated second solo record, Why Me, Why Not?
Adelaide audiences will have a chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output.
His debut solo album As You Were was released in October 2017, proving to be a critical and commercial success as it sold over 103,000 units in its first week and becoming the ninth fastest- selling debut of the decade in the UK.
Calling it a “debut” may seem a bit strange when we’re talking about an artist responsible for some of the most momentous albums in the history of recorded music, but Gallagher’s solo career to date has very much been about starting again with renewed vitality.
This attitude is on display through As It Were, a documentary released in June this year that documents the release of As You Were and the subsequent soul searching forced upon Gallagher in the wake of the break-ups of Oasis, Beady Eye and several other personal relationships.
“I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m f**king famous enough – you know what I mean,” he announces early in the film. “I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music.”
With this typically confident catchcry in mind, Gallagher started work on his new record with super-producers Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, eventually pumping out Why Me, Why Not? and its stomping singles ‘Shockwave’ and ‘The River’. Both replete with oodles of the swagger and bluster that made Liam Gallagher a household name. The tunes are perfect precursors to a much- anticipated sophomore release, both going down a treat at his recent Glastonbury performance.
In fact, if that show was anything to go by, audiences in Adelaide are in for something very special when Gallagher arrives at Bird in Hand.
The Bird in Hand Summer Concert Series has previously hosted Australian artists including Gang of Youths, Neil & Liam Finn, Pete Murray and Missy Higgins.
Liam Gallagher is the first international act to headline the concert, which will be his only show in South Australia.
LIAM GALLAGHER LIVE AT BIRD IN HAND DETAILS:
- Saturday 14 December
- Concert ticket $129 plus booking fees
- Pre-booked picnic & BBQ boxes from $55
- Return bus transfers from Adelaide Metro $30 plus booking fees
Liam Gallagher at Bird in Hand tickets go on sale Thursday 5 September 10am ACST from moshtix.com.au.
Sign up for presale access here from Monday 2 September. Presale starts Wednesday 4 September from 10 am ACST for 23 hours.