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Liam Gallagher Announces Son Gene's Band as Opener for His 'Definitely Maybe' Tour

Gene's band Villanelle will join Cast and the View as support.

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Gene Gallagher has the genes.

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Liam Gallagher is making it a family affair for his upcoming Definitely Maybe 30th anniversary tour, with the singer's son Gene Gallagher's band Villanelle joining Cast and the View as support.

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It's a definite from Liam for the 30th anniversary tour.

The word came down from Liam via a post on X (formerly Twitter) in response to the question "Liam, what do you think of Gene's band? I like them." The former Oasis frontman answered, "[They're] good I’m gonna put them on 1st for DM tour." He followed up to another post of "best dad ever" with "I wouldn't go that far but I'm the best 1 he's got."

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The younger Gallagher's band Villanelle, while not having any streaming or physical music out, has been touring as support for Brummie rockers Overpass. From the video snippets seen online, 22-year-old Gene has the potential to give over some very cool pop/jazzy vibes and sounds a lot like his dad, because of course.

As for playing with his dad, here's a performance from 2019 with him on drums (and bucket hat) while Liam is out front doing his trademark mic stance on Later... with Jools Holland.

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Source: ℗ © Liam Gallagher, Andrew Wyatt/Liam Gallagher/YouTube

Liam Gallagher - The River (Later... With Jools Holland)

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"I'm excited to be on stage with John Squire for sure."

In the meantime, Gallagher Senior released a full-length album on March 1 in partnership with former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire. Titled simply Liam Gallagher John Squire and produced by Greg Kirsten, the album topped the UK Official Album Charts only a week after its release. This marked Gallagher's 14th Number 1 album, but it was a first for Squire.

In an exclusive interview with Q before the tour, Gallagher had this to say about the collaboration:

"They're really uplifting songs and they deserve me to be at my best. It’s a good match. We were never gonna get f--king scissor players in and a f--king trombonist. There was none of that nonsense going on. It was never gonna be funky, it was never gonna be weird sh-t. It was always gonna be just the classic kind of thing. And yeah, whatever, it's all been done before and people will say they’ve have heard it before. Well they're gonna f--king hear it again, right?

The duo will be winding down their tour with final gigs in Paris, Berlin, Milan and Brooklyn, New York.

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The Definitely Maybe tour features 14 shows, including four nights at London’s O2 Arena and the setlist will mostly comprise Oasis' 1994 material.

  • June 2, 2024 – Sheffield, Utilita Arena

  • June 3, 2024 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena

  • June 6, 2024 – London, The O2

  • June 7, 2024 – London, The O2

  • June 10, 2024 – London, The O2

  • June 11, 2024 – London, The O2

  • June 15, 2024 – Manchester, Co-op Live

  • June 16, 2024 – Manchester, Co-op Live

  • June 19, 2024 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro

  • June 20, 2024 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro

  • June 23, 2024 – Dublin, 3Arena

  • June 24, 2024 – Dublin, 3Arena

  • June 27, 2023 – Manchester, Co-op Live

  • June 28, 2024 – Manchester, Co-op Live

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