Slowthai has admitted he is “heartbroken” after deciding to pull out of the support slot on Liam Gallagher’s major UK tour.
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…”
However, Slowthai was forced to remove himself from the dates which, in his own words, was a personal disappointment: “It’s always been a dream of mine to meet Liam, so it was heartbreaking to do that,” he said in an interview with Q. “I didn’t want it to be like I was messing everything up, but I gotta think of the grand scheme of things… it made a lot of sense,” he added.
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