Liam Gallagher, Leeds Arena
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Even before Liam Gallagher arrives on stage the floor in the standing area is covered in spilt beer with the atmosphere being more like a football match with chants of "Liam, Liam" filling the air.
With his new album reaching Number 1 and even Shed Seven returning with a decent album it is like Brit Pop never went away.
With over half of the set list being Oasis songs, it is clear that Gallagher knows what his fans want to hear, although they would not have minded if he sang more tracks off As You Were, his latest album as they are probably the best songs he has recorded since the Oasis split.
He and the band make a statement of intent with Rock 'n' Roll Star, the opening track of the gig: he is still all swagger and attitude and as fiery as the red jacket he wore.
Morning Glory was accompanied by beer flying through the air as the fans got even more enthusiastic before we get a song from the new album, Greedy Soul which was beefed up with a 3 piece brass section.
"Nice to be back in Leeds" he offers as Wall of Glass, Paper Crown and Bold off the new album follows. "I've Nothing against Yorkshire" says the Mancunian as the chants now turn to "Yorkshire, Yorkshire" from the mainly male audience.
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The Oasis tracks Supersonic and Be Here Now close one of the best gigs of the year.
"Don't believe what your parents told you about cigarettes and alcohol" he advises as he introduces Cigarettes and Alcohol" It was like Oasis never split up.
As Live Forever is performed acoustically many thought the gig was over as the Sex Pistols version of My Way plays over the PA.
As the audience start to leave he is back on stage "Fooled you there" he cheekily says as WonderWall is sung. You could have heard the singing in Manchester, it was that loud.
To use a saying that Gallagher is so fond of saying - "Nice One"
Liam Gallagher, Leeds Arena, 5th December 2017, 19:34 PM