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Liam Gallagher debuts new song ‘The World’s In Need’ at intimate gig

LG also dedicated new track 'Better Days' to bandmate Bonehead, who earlier this week revealed that he has tonsil cancer

By Hollie Geraghty

Liam Gallagher performs live
Gallagher's third album is out in May. (Photo: YouTube)

Liam Gallagher debuted a new song called ‘The World’s In Need’ during an intimate gig in Blackburn last night (April 28).

The former Oasis frontman performed at the 2000-capacity King George’s Hall yesterday for the launch of his new Adidas trainers, LG2SPZLs.

Fans could only get into the show by entering a ballot on Adidas’ app, where they were asked to pay a £20 donation to Blackburn homeless charity Nightsafe.

‘The World’s In Need’ is due to feature on LG’s forthcoming solo album ‘C’mon You Know’, which is out May 27. “All I wanna do, is run away with you,” he sings on the track. “Whatever happened to the world we knew?” You can watch fan-recorded footage of the new song below.

In January 2020, the singer revealed that he had considered releasing the track. “I wrote a song last year called The worlds in need…might have to release it doesn’t matter if it’s out of tune as it’s true c’mon you know LG x,” he wrote on Twitter.

Gallagher also performed new track ‘Better Days’ for the first time, dedicated to bandmate Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs who this week announced that he was diagnosed with tonsil cancer.

“Just to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from playing for a while,” the guitarist wrote on Twitter Tuesday (April 26). “I’ve been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but the good news is it’s treatable and I’ll be starting a course of treatment soon.”

Gallagher offered his support to his bandmate on Twitter: “Sending BIG love to the 1 n only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery we’re all thinking of you rasta you’ll be back on stage bfore you can say r we doing Colombia LG x.”

Yesterday, Bonehead thanked fans for their support. “Thank you so much for all your messages of love and support, it’s a massive help,” he wrote. “I can’t reply to you all but I’ve read every one, and it means so much. My turn to throw the love back at you now. Thank you and I’ll see you when I finish my treatment”.

On social media LG described ‘Better Days’ as “the sound of the summer”. Produced by Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, the song credits Tove Lo as a co-writer alongside Gallagher, Wyatt and others. Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner also contributed to the track.

Gallagher will showcase the forthcoming album on a run of huge outdoor UK shows this summer, including a gig at the home of his beloved Manchester City and a highly-anticipated two-night return to Knebworth in June.