Wednesday 23 August 2017

Chris Martin thanks Noel Gallagher despite One Love Manchester no-show

The Coldplay singer said Noel had not been expected at the event.

By Katie Archer

Chris Martin has appeared to defend Noel Gallagher’s no-show at the One Love Manchester concert, saying everyone was aware in advance that he could not make it.

The Coldplay frontman, whose band performed at the gig, joined Liam Gallagher on stage to sing Oasis hit Live Forever at the benefit on Sunday night.

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Liam had criticised his brother, with whom he had a long-running feud, for not attending the event at Old Trafford cricket ground, which raised money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund created by Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross.

Chris also performed Oasis hit Don’t Look Back In Anger with Ariana Grande, who hosted the concert after the bombing at her show at the Manchester Arena.

Liam had tweeted his criticism of Noel on Monday morning.

He added: “It ain’t about Oasis. It’s about people helping other people and he’s once again shown his true f****** colours.”

A statement for Noel last week said: “Sadly, Noel will not be at the concert this weekend. He’s been out of the country on a long-standing family trip since before the concert was announced and is unable to attend.

“Needless to say he is very supportive of the event and wishes everyone huge success on the day.”

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