Liam Gallagher Will Perform His First Ever Solo Gig To Raise Funds For Manchester Attack Victims

The Oasis frontman is giving all proceeds to the 'We Stand Together' emergency fund

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Liam Gallagher will perform his first solo gig next week, with all profits from the concert going to the fund set up to support families affected by Monday's terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Tickets for the gig, which will take place at Manchester's O2 Ritz on Tuesday (May 30), are on sale now. The surprise solo tour also includes dates at London's Electric Ballroom in Brixton, Dublin's Olympia Theatre and Glasgow Barrowlands.

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[Liam on stage with Beady Eye at Glastonbury Festival, 2013]

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the singer shared his shock over the bombing in his home city, which left 22 people dead and dozens more injured.

"It's outrageous. Just so sad," he said. "What can you do? It's just f**king out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?

"I'd gone to bed early – about 10pm – then got up in the morning to a text from my other brother saying what had gone on and I put the TV on. It's just unbelievable."

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Gallagher added that he quickly made the decision to donate the proceeds of the concert to the MEN's 'We Stand Together' emergency fund, which was set up in partnership with the British Red Cross to support the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester and their families.

"I just knew I had to," he explained. "I'm not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it's our duty to give people a good time."

The fund initially aimed to raise £250,000 but after it surpassed that target in just over four hours, it has a new aim of £2 million.

The surprise tour announcement comes after Gallagher revealed in 2016 that he would launch his solo career this year. He performed with Beady Eye, his second band after Oasis's split in 2009, between 2009 and 2014, but has stayed out of the spotlight since then.

The dates of Gallagher's solo gigs are:

30 May, 2017 – The Ritz, Manchester

1 June, 2017 – London, Electric Brixton

10 June, 2017 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

11 June, 2017 – Glasgow, Barrowlands