Liam Gallagher is not the kind of artist who was going to be stopped by the sizeable problem of not being able to play to an audience during the lockdown. So when the idea of playing a playing and filming a live stream show came up, he looked at the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs.
The show has been captured in full on the new live album ‘Down By The River Thames’, which will be released on May 27th via Warner Records.
Originally streamed on December 5th 2020, the show became one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era. From iconic Oasis favourites (‘Supersonic’, ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’) to big hitters from his two all-conquering #1 solo albums (‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Once’), Liam’s inimitable snarl boomed across the Thames and dominated London’s gloomy winter skyline. There were plenty of welcome surprises too: debut solo performances of the Oasis songs ‘Hello’, ‘Fade Away’ and ‘Headshrinker’, and the first live version of ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’. Liam’s voice is absolutely on point throughout, with a full-throttle snarl of anger and attitude that doesn’t compromise any of the finesse of the studio recordings.
Liam commented, “So here it is, the gig they said we could never pull off! As we were in lockdown, bored and depressed, rock ‘n’ roll came to save the day once again. It was a top night and a top gig and it’s captured here on record for you to all enjoy.”
‘Down By The River Thames’ is now available to pre-order HERE. It will be released on orange double-vinyl, CD and digital formats. The CD and download formats will be available at a special price of £5.
Both ‘Down By The River Thames’ and ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ are also available in a selection of value-for-money bundles. These include both albums on CD (£11.99) or standard vinyl (£34.99); a bundle featuring the ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ cassette and the ‘… River Thames’ vinyl (£24.99); and the exclusive vinyl book pack of ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ with the standard ‘… River Thames’ vinyl (£58.99).
‘Down By The River Thames’ provides a timely reminder of Liam’s live experience, which returns this month when he headlines a Royal Albert Hall show for the Teenage Cancer Trust. It will be followed by his summer UK headline tour, which includes two nights at Knebworth Park – all 160,000 tickets sold-out in a matter of moments – as well as other mammoth outdoor shows in Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow and Dublin. Please see his website for a full list of his international tour dates.
Liam will also release his eagerly anticipated third studio album ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ on May 27th. Previewed by ‘Everything’s Electric’, the biggest solo hit of his career so far after hitting the Top 20, the album is available to pre-order HERE.
UK and Ireland live shows:
26th – London, Royal Albert Hall, Teenage Cancer Trust show (SOLD OUT)
1st – Manchester, Etihad Stadium
3rd – Knebworth Park (SOLD OUT)
4th – Knebworth Park (SOLD OUT)
24th – Belfast, Ormeau Park
26th – Glasgow, Hampden Park
27th – Dublin, Royal Hospital Kilmainham
‘Down By The River Thames’ tracklist:
2. ‘Wall of Glass’
6. ‘Fade Away’
7. ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
8. ‘Greedy Soul’
9. ‘The River’
11. ‘Morning Glory’
12. ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
15. ‘Champagne Supernova’
16. ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’