Liam Gallagher to open for ‘best rock n roll band ever’ Rolling Stones
Florence + The Machine and The Specials will also support the band.
Liam Gallagher has said it is a “dream come true” to open for the Rolling Stones when they bring their No Filter tour to the UK.
The former Oasis frontman is one of a raft of stars who will support the band during their eight stadium shows, including Florence + The Machine, Elbow and The Specials.
UK TOUR SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED! #StonesNoFilter— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) April 23, 2018
LONDON – @liamgallagher
LONDON – @flo_tweet
SOUTHAMPTON – @thevaccines
COVENTRY – @thespecials
MANCHESTER – @richardashcroft
EDINBURGH – @richardashcroft
CARDIFF – @Elbow
TWICKENHAM – @JamesBayMusic https://t.co/DKiBR3No1m pic.twitter.com/ILUmDgbNmT
Gallagher wrote on Twitter: “It’s a dream come true to be asked to open for The Mighty @RollingStones – the best Rock n Roll band EVER.”
It's a dream come true to be asked to open for The Mighty @RollingStones - the best Rock n Roll band EVER.— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 23, 2018
He will play ahead of the band on the opening night of the UK leg of their tour at the London Stadium on May 22.
Florence + The Machine will open for them on May 25 at the same venue while fans at Southampton St Mary’s on May 29 will be treated to a special performance from The Vaccines, whose new single is titled Rolling Stones.
Florence Welch tweeted: “We are so excited to be supporting The @RollingStones, it is a huge honour to be playing with one of our biggest influences. Xx.”
The Specials will take to the stage at the Ricoh Stadium in their home town of Coventry on June 2 while Richard Ashcroft will open at Manchester’s Old Trafford on June 5 and Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium on June 9.
Elbow will open at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 15, while James Bay will perform at London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 19, as the UK leg of the No Filter tour comes to a close.
IS THIS FOR REAL? It’s an absolute honour to announce I’m supporting @RollingStones at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 19th June. Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/BjzsjBfgF8 pic.twitter.com/fq7PF7oa3G— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) April 23, 2018
Bay wrote on Twitter: “IS THIS FOR REAL? It’s an absolute honour to announce I’m supporting @RollingStones at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 19th June.”