LIAM GALLAGHER Rock ‘n’ roll star returns

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is returning to Australia this year for a string of solo performances, including a date at Fremantle Arts Centre on Tuesday, December 17. The tour dates coincide with his already announced Australian summer festival appearances at Fairgrounds and the Meredith Music Festival.

Gallagher, once voted by the readers of Q Magazine as the “greatest frontman of all time,” is touring in celebration of the release of his anticipated second solo record, Why Me, Why Not? (out September 20). It features the stomping new singles Shockwave and The River, both replete with oodles of the swagger and bluster that made him a household name.

As well as new material from the Manchester icon, fans can also look forward to tracks from his 2017 debut solo album As You Were, and of course, a setlist stacked with some of the biggest Oasis hits going all the way back to the Britpop act’s formation in 1991.

As It Were, a documentary released in June this year documents Gallagher’s move into a solo career and the subsequent soul searching forced upon him in the wake of the break-ups of Oasis, Beady Eye and several other personal relationships. “I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m f**king famous enough – you know what I mean,” he announces early in the film. “I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music.”

Why Me, Why Not? is out September 20. Liam Gallagher hits Fremantle Arts Centre on Tuesday, December 17. Tickets are on sale Thursday, September 5 at 10am (local) from Secret Sounds.