Celebrities from around the world, including Eminem, Tom Hardy and now Liam Gallagher, are fundraising for the victims of the nail bomb that tore through a crowd at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester on Monday night, killing 22 music fans.
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated the device in the foyer of the MEN Arena and the shock that youngsters and their parents were targeted, as they enjoyed a night out in the city, is yet to sink in.
Manchester native Liam is the latest star to throw his support behind the victims and has announced he will perform a benefit show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz with all profits going to those affected by the attack.
The former Oasis frontman will play tracks from his forthcoming solo album ‘As You Were’ at the homecoming concert on May 30 as part of his mini tour.
Sharing the tour dates on Twitter, he wrote: “The wait is nearly over Brothers n Sisters massive announcement first thing tmorrow morning sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite LG x (sic)”
Before adding today: “Tickets on sale fill your boots http://liamgallagher.com/ LG x (sic)”
Speaking about the horrific atrocity, which saw 59 people left badly injured, the 44-year-old rocker fumed: ‘It’s outrageous. Just so sad. What can you do? It’s just f***ing out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 25, 2017
“I’d gone to bed early – about 10pm – then got up in the morning to a text from my other brother saying what had gone on and I put the TV on. It’s just unbelievable.”
Meanwhile, Eminem – real name Marshall Mathers – who has given an undisclosed amount to the JustGiving page set up by the Manchester Evening News.
And their donations will add to the pot now totalling £4.1m after being merged into the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up with the Red Cross and the council.
Liam Gallagher’s 2017 UK tour dates:
Tuesday 30 May – O2 Ritz Manchester
Thursday 1 June – Electric Ballroom, Brixton
Saturday 10 June – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Sunday 11 June – Barrowlands, Glasgow
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