Homecoming rock star Liam Gallagher hailed Manchester as the 'centre of the universe' as he and band Beady Eye launched their new album BE in the city last night.
Homecoming rock star Liam Gallagher hailed Manchester the ‘centre of the universe’ as he and band Beady Eye launched their new album BE in the city last night.
The group headed to Manchester for a packed album signing event at HMV on Market Street to huge cheers from the crowd.
And the band’s biggest fans were rewarded for their loyalty – after queuing to meet their idols, a select group of 100 were then invited to party into the night with Liam and the band.
Liam threw open the doors of his designer clothes store Pretty Green on King Street for the exclusive bash and The Diary was there too.
As he headed to the gig he posted on his twitter: “On my way to Manchester centre of the universe.”
And as he entered Pretty Green there were chants of ‘Liam, Liam’ from the adoring masses.
He and band mates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock then delighted fans with an acoustic gig of tracks off the new album, which has been gaining rave reviews in the music world.
It’s the second album from the band which was formed after the acrimonious split of Oasis in 2009.
Rumours have been mounting that the band may comeback though, reuniting the warring Burnage brothers, Liam and Noel.
Liam said this week he would reunite for ‘nowt’ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oasis’s seminal album Definitely Maybe next year.
Although that would of course depend on the brothers burying the hatchet.
Needless to say Liam’s new track, Don’t Brother Me, said to be about Noel, was one of the more emotional of last night’s exclusive gig.
There was also a cover of Beatles track Cry Baby Cry, while new track I’m Just Saying, was dedicated to Manc music icon Clint Boon who DJed at the album launch bash.
Liam finished the gig with a heartfelt thanks to the fans, saying: “Thank you for coming, if you bought the album thanks a lot, man, we really appreciate it.”
Fans won’t have to wait too long for Beady Eye’s return – they play an eagerly-anticipated gig at the Ritz next Wednesday.
Click here for a number of pictures and a video from the event.