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Liam Gallagher announces intimate Hackney Round Chapel show (2019)

Liam Gallagher

Story by Jack Foley

LIAM Gallagher has announced an intimate show at Hackney Round Chapel in London on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, ahead of the launch of his new single Shockwave on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Shockwave is the first taster of his forthcoming second album Why Me? Why Not.

The track erupts into life with a beast of a riff which channels The Who and T. Rex, before Liam bursts in on the incessant hook with typical venom and punch. “You sold me right down the river, you had to hold me back,” he sings, “you could’ve looked for the sunshine, but you had to paint the whole thing black.” You’ll be the singing the chorus for the rest of the year: “It’s coming round like a shockwave!”

Liam commented: “I’m buzzing! Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”

Liam wrote Shockwave with two of the key collaborators behind his previous As You Were album: Andrew Wyatt, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song as co-writer of Shallow from the film A Star Is Born, and the multiple Grammy-winner Greg Kurstin who also produced the track. It was recorded in Los Angeles and at RAK Studios in London.

Set to be released on digital, streaming and 7” formats, Shockwave is now available to pre-order or pre-save from

Shockwave heralds the start of a hectic summer for Liam. Next Wednesday (June 5) he’ll play an underplay show at Hackney Round Chapel – surely the most intimate London venue he’s played since Oasis first hit the capital – before the As It Was documentary premieres at Alexandra Palace Theatre the following evening.

He’s then set to play a sold-out Eden Sessions show on June 26 and Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on June 29.

More details regarding Why Me? Why Not. will be revealed imminently.

“It’s a better record than As You Were,” promises Liam. “Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”

Tickets for the Hackney Round Chapel show are now available from