Liam Gallagher defends Ian Brown solo tour without live band: "He’s never embarrassing he’s the king"

4 October 2022, 16:11

Liam Gallagher defends Ian Brown's choice to tour without a band
Liam Gallagher defends Ian Brown's choice to tour without a band. Picture: 1. Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images 2. Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty

By Jenny Mensah

The former Oasis frontman has backed The Stone Roses legend's choice to do things his way, comparing him to Sid Vicious.

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Liam Gallagher has defended Ian Brown's divisive solo tour.

The former Oasis frontman has stood up for his fellow Manchester rocker's decision to embark on tour dates without a live band.

The gigs have had a mixed reaction so far, with some fans likening the experience to watching karaoke, while others have praised the former Stone Roses frontman's stage presence.

Taking to Twitter last week, the Supersonic singer wrote: "Ian brown and sid vicious my way same thing Iong live punk".

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Asked if he'd ever do a show with a backing track, the 50-year-old rocker very much towed the line, replying: "No but that’s me Ian is ian and I don’t think he’s a bad man".

However, when one fan asked him straight out if he'd seen the F.E.A.R singer's "embarrassing performance" a couple of days ago, Gallagher nailed his colours to the mast: "He’s never embarrassing he’s the king".

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Liam Gallagher even went as far as to call Ian Brown his "hero" when a fan asked if he'd like to collaborate with the artist.

Asked if they'd ever have a "song together" the Everything's Electric singer replied: "1 day he’s my hero".

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Meanwhile, the man himself has taken all the opinions in his stride, concentrating on the "lovers" rather than the "haters.

Fresh off the back of his successful Glasgow gig at the Glasgow O2 Academy on Monday (26th September), the F.E.A.R singer shared reactions to the crowd and his own response to the criticism.

Retweeting footage shared by a fan, which said: "I take back everything I say," the Manchester rocker wrote: "GLASGOW. HATERS HATE AND LOVERS LOVE!"

Ian Brown continues his solo tour this week with a date tonight at the O2 Academy Bournemouth on Tuesday 4th October, Nottingham Rock City on Thursday 6th October and a gig in the capital at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 7th October.

Ian Brown isn't the only former Stone Roses member Liam Gallagher has discussed of late, recently teasing discussions of a supergroup including himself and John Squire.

Liam brought out the former Stone Roses guitarist for his pair of Knebworth shows back in June, to perform the Oasis 1995 classic Champagne Supernova.

After the landmark gig, Gallagher took to Twitter to tease potential future projects with the 59-year-old fellow Mancunian, writing: “Super group incoming LG JS.”

Speaking on Apple Music 1’s Home Sessions, Liam then confirmed the pair are going to work together at "some point" and he's hoping to sing on some tunes for him.

When asked if the pair had any plans, he said: "Yeah. Serious, man. But we've got things to do first, and he's got things to clear up and that. But yeah, I'm definitely going to do summat at some point."

Asked if they’d actually had the conversation about a collab, he said: “Maybe, yeah. Probably did that at Knebworth and that, I think, if I can remember anything about it.

“But, no. There's talk about summat. Maybe. But no rush. He's my man, I love him. So if he's got any tunes that need singing, I'm the boy, mate.”

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