Liam Gallagher played at Sheffield Arena on 18th November 2019 with support from DMA’s. Having had a fairly rough decade career-wise since Oasis split in 2009 and the short lived Beady Eye splitting up a few years ago. However, Liam’s solo career has gone from strength to strength, with 2 number 1 albums to his name and currently embarking on his biggest solo tour to date.
DMA’s were a great support act for Liam, with the crowd quickly getting rowdy and enthusiastic towards them at the end of their set.
Liam kicked off with Oasis classic ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ and immediately Sheffield Arena erupted. His voice sounded the strongest it had in years, and he wasn’t going to hold back on the big hits; the set included ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Roll With It’, ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Supersonic’. To my surprise, some tracks from Liam’s latest solo effort got just as good a reaction, with ‘Shockwave’ sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Oasis stalwart Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs joined proceedings for all the Oasis tracks performed on the night, which was a real treat for the hardcore fans, especially during a few of the more obscure tracks like ‘Gas Panic!’.
Liam had great rapport with the crowd, taking on hecklers as he pleased and remaining relatively cool under pressure when his microphone failed. A really nice touch during the show was letting the crowd take over during Noel’s sections of the song ‘Acquiesce’, with the lyrics being shown so there was no excuse to not have a singalong. I was quite far back in the arena but the visuals and stage design meant that feeling soon faded; the whole place was bouncing and it felt like you were right in the middle of it. Biblical.
The only real fault I have with the evening is the fact that the security staff at the arena were poor at searching, and allowed dangerous real flares (not the harmless smoke bombs that just let off coloured powder, these had real, burning sparks) in which resulted in someone being injured badly.