Liam Gallagher has announced that rapper Slowthai will be the support act for his upcoming tour, in November, which saw tickets sell out almost instantly when they went on sale yesterday (July 12), at 9am. The only tickets left for sale were to shows at Aberdeen’s P&J Live, on the 14th of November and an additional date at London’s O2, on the 29th of November 2019. The full dates can be seen below.
The announcement comes after, Gallagher, last month, had said he hoped Slowthai would support him on the tour, praising the Northampton rapper’s “Johnny Rotten vibe”. Gallagher 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.”
I’m delighted to announce tickets are on sale for my UK AND IRELAND tour and the one and only slowthai will be main support.
Why Me? Why Not. LGx https://t.co/SZ3jwSSosw
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) July 12, 2019
In an interview with Matt Wilkinson, on Beats 1, about the forthcoming tour, Gallagher 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 bands on there, but it does get a bit…” Gallagher, continued on to say that is was his son, Gene, who introduced him to Slowthai’s music, adding: “I’ve never met him, but I think he’s going to play with us in November.”
During the same interview Gallagher also expressed his enjoyment of Fat White Family, adding that he 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 upcoming, November, tour is in support of his second solo album, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’, which is scheduled to be released, on the 20th of September 2019. Gallagher will kick start his tour, in Cardiff, at the Motorpoint Arena, on the 11th of November, hitting Birmingham; Aberdeen; Glasgow; Newcastle; Sheffield; Manchester; Liverpool; Dublin; and Nottingham, before concluding with two shows in London, at the O2 Arena, on the 28th and 29th of November 2019.
The announcement comes after Slowthai recently released his debut album, ‘Nothing Great About Britain’, which he released, in May. In a four star review, NME’s Natty Kasambala said: “The Northampton rapper’s unique debut album is authentic and honest in all its garish glory, an indication of the sprawling possible paths for his career to grow into. With mammoth buzz comes mammoth responsibility. Fortunately for Tyron Frampton, armed with his theatrical cadence, menacingly textured grime production and disruptive, political rhymes, Slowthai bounds comfortably into his appointment as prince of the under-protected.
“After his steady stream of strong releases for the past two years, including two EPs and numerous singles, this is a debut record that dares to dismantle ill-informed nationalism, rebuke fetishisations of working-class culture and speak candidly about dire reality facing so many disenchanted Brits – all while offering solace in vulnerability and charisma. Here Slowthai has succeeded in crafting a unique – yet varied – voice for himself, one that’s both urgent and completely energising.”
November looks set to be a busy time for the 24-year-old Northampton rapper, as not only will he be supporting Liam on his 12-date tour of the UK and Ireland he will also be touring the UK on his own £5 tour. The rapper will begin his five-date tour, in Newcastle, on the 13th of November 2019, hitting Glasgow; Manchester; and Bristol, before concluding the tour, in Brixton, London, on the 18th of November 2019. The full dates for Slowthai’s £5 tour can be seen below.
Liam Gallagher’s UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2019:
11/11/2019 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
12/11 – Birmingham Arena – Birmingham
14/11 – P&J Live – Aberdeen
15/11 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow
17/11 – Utilita Arena – Newcastle
18/11 – FlyDSA Arena – Sheffield
20/11 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
21/11 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool
24/11 – 3Arena – Dublin
26/11 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham
28/11 – O2 Arena – London
29/11 – O2 Arena – London
Slowthai £5 UK Tour Dates 2019:
13/11/2019 – Newcastle University – Newcastle
14/11 – SWG – Glasgow
16/11 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
17/11 – Bristol O2 Academy – Bristol
18/11 – Brixton O2 Academy – London