Liam Gallagher will play his first solo show in North America this August, Pitchfork reports. The former Oasis and Beady Eye singer will perform at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal August 4th and a handful of international festivals in Serbia, Spain and France. Gallagher is expected to release a solo album this year.
Gallagher appeared at an Irish pub where he performed an impromptu concert that included a new song – which, fittingly, featured a dig at his brother, Noel. (“When I wake up and I hear you say/ There’s no love worth chasing yesterday,” aimed at Noel Gallagher’s Flying Birds and their LP, Chasing Yesterday).
In an interview with Q about his upcoming solo effort, Gallagher qualified that he was “not embarking on a solo ‘career,'” adding: “There are just 10, 11 songs I’ve written that are eligible to be recorded. They’ve got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are fucking funny … It’s a record written by me that’s got all the right ingredients and sounds, well, tasty. You won’t be scratching your chin. It’s not Pink Floyd and it ain’t Radiohead. It’s chin-out music.”
At the time Gallagher didn’t offer any other details about the project, other than he was crafting the record with “two lads” and described the sound as “Proper sparse, really pumping. How it should be.” Gallagher’s last studio effort was Beady Eye’s 2013 LP, BE. The band split in 2014.