Liam Gallagher is not exactly the type of guy to mince his words, but that’s exactly what he did this past weekend at Latitude Festival in Suffolk when he turned down the chance to join The Killers on stage.
The Killers invited Gallagher to join them on stage in the middle of their headlining set to sing along to a cover of Oasis’ ‘Acquiesce’, but the ex-Oasis legend let them down gently with an appearance mid-set – admitting that he didn’t know the words.
Liam’s friendly admission this weekend happened just before the American rock stars dived into the Sam’s Town favourite ‘For Reasons Unknown’ – as they recruited a drummer from the crowd to play on the song.
“Unlike some people, proper rock’n’roll stars do their job and get wankered,” Liam said according to NME. “I don’t know the words to nish, man, but thank the Lord he does, so I’m just gonna say hello and leave Brandon to do his thing.”
Liam’s appearance didn’t hamper The Killers’ set a jot as the guest drummer from the crowd, Henry from Cambridge, proceeded to play a blinder.
The Nevada four-piece proceeded to launch into their cover of Acquiesce which Brandon introduced as “the greatest B-side of all time.”
Flowers was clearly in a passionate mood during The Killers’ 90 minute set, as he teased the crowd with the opening bars to ‘Smile Like You Mean It’ and quoted Martin Luther King Jr during his introduction to ‘A Dustland Fairytale’.
“There’s a quote that I love,” Flowers said, introducing the Day & Age song. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Gallagher’s cameo was one of the last chances that European fans will get to see the ex-Oasis star this year as he has postponed his forthcoming European tour.
Gallagher was set to play a series of dates in November but has put back the shows indefinitely so he can continue work on his second solo album.
An official statement read: ”Due to an unforeseen change in Liam’s recording schedule, the headline European tour planned for November is having to be postponed.
“We will be announcing the new dates, shortly, but in the meantime all tickets will remain valid or refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase.”
Never fear, though, as the Manc hero still has two shows left to play this summer: at RiZE Festival (formerly V Festival) at Hylands Park, Chelmsford on 17 August, and a home town show at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester the following day.
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