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Liam Gallagher dedicates ‘Champagne Supernova’ to fan who died

Gallagher recently headlined a gig at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

By Sam Moore

a still from Liam Gallagher's 'Better Days' video
Liam Gallagher in the official video for 'Better Days'. CREDIT: Press/Still

Liam Gallagher has dedicated a performance of the Oasis classic ‘Champagne Supernova’ to a fan who recently died.

Gallagher performed the tribute at his recent headline gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 1 June.

‘Champagne Supernova’ was dedicated Grant Taylor who died in February at just 22-years-old.

Taylor’s sister Katie had messaged Gallagher on social media earlier this year to see if he would perform ‘Live Forever’ in honour of her brother’s memory.

She wrote: “Liam Gallagher please dedicate #liveforever to my brother, Grant, in Manchester (1st June). This was his chosen funeral song & played as we carried his coffin in March. I will be using his ticket as he really was your biggest fan.”

Katie would then attend the concert using a ticket her brother had originally bought for himself.

She later posted a clip of Gallagher dedicating ‘Champagne Supernova’ to her brother on her Twitter account.

In the clip, Gallagher can be heard saying: “I want to dedicate this last song to a guy called Grant Taylor who’s not with us anymore.”

Katie wrote in response to the dedication: “AND IT BLOODY HAPPENED!!!!! Thank you everyone & THANK YOU LIAM.”

Gallagher is currently touring across the UK in support of his third solo album ‘C’mon You Know’ which is expected to debut at the top of the UK Albums Chart later today.

The former Oasis frontman is also set to play two headline gigs at Knebworth Park, the site of his former band’s iconic 1996 gigs.

The first Knebworth concert is tonight (3 June) with the other one tomorrow (4 June).

Gallagher’s other upcoming UK dates include a huge Hampden Park show up in Scotland, another in Cardiff in September and an open air gig at Ormeau Park in Belfast later in June.

Aside from the UK, Gallagher will be playing a number of festivals across the world this summer including Beauregard Festival in France and Splendour in the Grass in Australia.

‘C’mon You Know’ was praised by Rolling Stone UK‘s Will Richards in a four star review. Of the album, Richards wrote: “Gallagher cuts a softer and more breakable figure, and it results in a far more relatable album.”