Liam Gallagher HITS OUT at fans for criticising recent tour

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10 Apr 2024, 14:07

Liam Gallagher and John Squire performing on stage and their self-titled album cover


Liam Gallagher has angrily defended his and John Squire's recent tour and album from the criticism they have received from some fans.

Speaking with NME following the completion of the two musicians' collaborative self-titled album tour in the UK and Europe, Gallagher made it clear he has no interest in hearing complaints from those who feel both the album and tour setlist were too short.

Gallagher and Squire’s performances on tour lasted less than an hour, leaving some fans disappointed they didn’t get to hear more from both musicians.

But the former Oasis star defended their setlist to NME, saying: “10 songs and a f****** cover!” to highlight how fans got to hear the duo play each song from their new album plus a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ each night on tour.

“What’s wrong with yous?” the singer added, before suggesting fans should “count themselves lucky” as many acts today “wouldn’t f****** do a cover” either.

Responding to fan complaints about the album itself only having 10 songs despite both artists admitting to have left material on the cutting room floor, Gallagher said: “I’m glad there’s only 10 songs on the album. I think when you start doing more songs you take the foot off the gas on certain songs. Everything went into these 10 songs.”

He also criticised the idea that they should have lengthened the album to conform with what benefits streaming algorithms, calling any artist who does this “teacher’s f****** pets”.

He added: “We’re not here to be f****** famous and try to break into China, go up against f****** K-pop and that. We don’t wanna be f****** breaking out into too many sweats, you know what I mean? We’re at a certain age now. We don’t wanna look desperate.”

But while the two musicians refuse to extend the length of their first album together, they have hinted recently a second may be on the way.

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