Liam Gallagher has been a bastion of British rock and roll for some years now. His legendary turn in Oasis may have cemented his status as a rock icon but his solo work has been widely lauded as brilliant too, his records flying off the shelf and tours sold out. His latest, LG has announced, will now feature UK rapper slowthai.
It’s not the first time LG has been appreciative of something other than rock and roll. He was widely applauded for his understanding and appreciation of UK grime artist Skepta last year and it appears he has his ear to the grimy ground.
The former Oasis frontman has announced that on his latest tour, in support of his new album ‘WHY ME? WHY NOT?‘, he will be supported by Northampton rapper and the buzziest spitter in town, slowthai. He shared the news in a tweet, saying: “I’m delighted to announce tickets are on sale for my UK tour and the one and only slowthai will be main support.”
In an interview with Matt Wilkinson Liam said: “I’ve seen Slowthai on Soccer AM and he had a bit of a Johnny Rotten vibe about him. I think he’s going to come on tour with us in November. Because it’s alright having a load of guitar bands on there, but it does get a bit…”
slowthai has been tearing up the underground scene for a few years now but his recent album Nothing Great About Britain has shot him into the public domain. It appears now he will get another chance to put his hip-hop/anarcho-punk sound to the wider masses.
The tour sold out in minutes as the fervour around LG and his solo work continues to blaze a hole in the solo work of his estranged brother Noel. The latter recently angrily reacted to LG’s request to use Oasis songs in his documentary and also threw heavy shade at Lewis Capaldi.
Full tour dates are below.
November 11: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
November 12: Birmingham Arena
November 14: Aberdeen P&J Live
November 15: Glasgow SSE Hydro
November 17: Newcastle Utilita Arena
November 18: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
November 20: Manchester Arena
November 21: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
November 24: Dublin 3 Arena
November 26: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
November 28-29: London O2 Arena