Liam Gallagher pays tribute to Manchester attack victims during moving concert

The ex-Oasis frontman performed 'Live Forever'

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Liam Gallagher paid tribute to the victims of last week’s Manchester attack during his first ever solo gig, dedicating all proceeds to those affected families.

The stage was adorned with 22 candles, representing the 22 people who died less than two weeks ago after a suicide bomber attacked Ariana Grande concert goers.

During the show, Gallagher called on the sold-out crowd at the O2 Ritz to "try and help pick people up”, playing numerous hits from Oasis’s back catalogue. Former band member Bonehead joined proceedings to play 'Be Here Now’.

One of the more moving moments came at the set’s conclusion, Gallagher leading the 1,400 strong crowd in an a capella rendition of ‘Live Forever’. Watch below.

The Oasis song 'Don't Look Back In Anger’ — sung by brother Noel on record — was not performed despite having made headlines last week when Manchester residents defiantly sang the anthem.

However, that didn't stop the crowd began singing their own version as the lights came on.

All money raised by the concert will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up by Manchester City Council and British Red Cross. 

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande has announced her return to Manchester this weekend, playing an all-star concert alongside Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.

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