Liam Gallagher warns he’ll perform in Lidl should Co-op Live arena postpone Definitely, Maybe tour

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3 May 2024, 09:58

Liam Gallagher, The Co-Op Live, Lidl

Credit: Rex / Getty / X (@TheCoopLive)

Oasis legend Liam Gallagher won’t let the ongoing issues at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena mess with his tour plans. 

The Champagne Supernova singer is due to perform at the issue-laden arena on 15th and 16th of June for his Definitely Maybe anniversary tour, with two more gig dates on 27th and 28th June. 

The Co-op Live arena has been forced to disappoint fans by postponing planned gigs from acts including Peter Kay, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Olivia Rodrigo.  

The new venue was supposed to open on 23rd April, and meant to boast 12 lounges, 28 premium suites, nightclubs, restaurants and space for around 23,500 ticket holders. The venue began construction in 2021 and is estimated to have cost around £360 million to build. 

With Liam’s gigs on the horizons, fans have been understandably worried about whether the Definitely Maybe gig could still go ahead, and the Mancunian singer has put fans’ minds at ease by telling them he will just relocate the gig - to a nearby Lidl. 

On X (formerly Twitter), one fan asked: “liam what’s the plan if the co op live isn’t sorted by definitely maybe,” to which he simply replied: “Gig in LIDL.”

“They wint [sic] cancel the BIBLICAL SON OF MANCHESTER it’ll be all good have faith in the folks,” Liam told another concerned fan. 

When another follower wrote if he’s "still on" for Co-op Live, Liam kept the faith alive adding: “I hope so surely they’ll have it sorted by then.”

Clearly having some fun with the idea of hosting a Liam Gallagher show, the official Lidl X account got involved, adding their own set list of Champagne Superoffer, Tiger Roll With It and Don’t Look Back in Hanger.

Meanwhile, Co-op Live have recently confirmed that they're hoping to launch on the 14th May, with gigs from Take That and Keane being affected.

In a statement, CEO Tim Leiweke added: "I'd like to reiterate my sincerest apologies to everyone that has been affected by the delays about the opening of Co-op Live. The team here is working incredibly hard to get the building up and running, and we look forward to welcoming you to the arena from 14th May 2024."