NME Festival blog: Liam Gallagher announces Slowthai as support on instantly-sold-out tour


Liam had praised Slowthai’s “Johnny Rotten vibe”

Liam Gallagher has confirmed Slowthai will be the support on his tour in November, after the shows sold out almost instantly this morning (July 12).

Last month, Gallagher had said he hoped Slowthai would support him on the tour, praising the Northampton rapper’s “Johnny Rotten vibe”.

He has now confirmed 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.”

Tickets went on sale at 9am. By 9.45am, only Aberdeen P&J Live on November 14 and an additional date at London O2 on November 29 had any tickets left for sale. The full dates are below.

In an interview with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 about the tour, 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 artists on there, but it does get a bit…”

Gallagher, who said his son Gene introduced him to Slowthai’s music, added: “I’ve never met him, but I think he’s going to play with us in November.”

In the same interview, Gallagher said he also enjoyed Fat White Family and had hoped they would join the tour too. But he admitted: “I was thinking of taking them on tour, but I don’t think they want the showbiz. They’re still into being an underground band.”

Gallagher’s tour is in support of his second solo album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’, which is released on September 20. Slowthai released his debut album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ in May.

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





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