Slowthai has pulled out of his high-profile support slot on tour with Liam Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman has confirmed.
The major tour, which come in support of Gallagher’s upcoming second solo album Why Me? Why Not, will see Gallagher and his band perform at 11 different arena venues across the UK.
It was only in July that Gallagher confirmed the addition of Slowthai, taking to social media in his appraisal of the Northampton-born musician: “I’m delighted to announce tickets are on sale for my UK tour and the one and only Slowthai will be main support.”
Gallagher added at the time: “I’ve seen Slowthai on Soccer AM and he had a bit of a Johnny Rotten vibe about him,” in an interview with Matt Wilkinson. “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…”
With ticket sales going well and Gallagher slowly releasing new music, the singer has been hit with a blow after Slowthai has been forced to remove himself from the tour. “Listen up all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people with an ear fo the action. Slowthai has pulled out of the UK tour. Gutted,” Gallagher said without providing a reason for the decision.
In response to a fan, Gallagher later confirmed that: “New support will be announced soon.”
One thing is for sure, however, is that the support slot won’t be taken up by South London maniac’s Fat White Family who have already rejected Gallagher’s tentative approach: “I was thinking of taking them on tour, but I don’t think Fat White Family,” Gallagher once said. “They’re still into being an underground… They don’t want the showbiz, man. They’re not after showbiz.”
Liam Gallagher’s tour dates are:
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