Oasis legend Liam Gallagher has released the first official clip from his new docufilm As it Was – and Manchester plays a massive starring role.
The movie, which is set to hit cinemas on June 7th, follows Burnage boy Liam as he returns to his home city for his massive December 2017 solo gig at Manchester Arena.
In the first clip revealed on social media today, Liam is seen being driven down the Mancunian Way and on towards Deansgate as he enters Manchester Arena for his December 16th, 2017 gig.
It starts with a radio interview between Liam and another Manc music legend, Inspiral Carpets star Clint Boon, on XS Manchester.
Clint introduces Liam as “a man who has sung on some of the most era-defining records ever”.
Liam replies to Clint: “I’m still buzzing man, still on that crusade not to get suckered in by the ****heads.”
He’s then seen backstage at the concert, before surveying the scenes as his thousands of fans pack in to watch his huge solo gig.
Liam is heard talking about his solo career in the clip, saying: “I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m ****ing famous enough. And I’m not doing this for the money, I joined the band because I love music. I know how f***ing great I am and I know how s*** I am.”
Liam fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the movie, which is billed as telling “the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock ’n’ roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of booze, notoriety and bitter legal battle…
“Starting again alone, stripped bare and with nowhere to hide, Liam risks everything to make the greatest comeback of all time.”
It will follow the journey to his debut album, As You Were, being released and it is thought the film will include clips from his early solo gigs, including at Manchester’s Ritz.
The film made headlines earlier this year when Liam claimed that his estranged brother Noel Gallagher was not happy about some parts of the film.
We can’t wait to see what makes the cut.