There was a time when Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft were leading members of two of the most popular bands in popular music. Their names are still well known in the worlds of BritPop and mainstream rock, and this spring they’ll be heading out on tour under their own solo banners. The former lead singers for Oasis and The Verve have announced a week’s worth of North American concert dates together, which are scheduled to start on May 10 in San Francisco and run until May 17 with a final gig in Philadelphia.
The announcement from Gallagher on Monday came following the cancellation of an upcoming show due to a respiratory infection which also caused him to end his set at Lollapalooza Santiago a little earlier than fans had hoped. He appears to be on the mend, however, and will surely be back up to full potato-peeling strength by the time he and Ashcroft tour across the U.S. and Canada come mid-May.
The short tour will see the two veteran rockers playing select larger markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Gallagher is also set to play at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theatre on May 18, sans Ashcroft. One of the notable stops on the spring tour includes a show in Central Park as part of New York City’s SummerStage concert season. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour will be going on sale to the public starting this Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m.
Both artists have put out their own solo albums in recent years, with Ashcroft’s latest release coming back in 2016 with These People. Gallagher also began distancing himself from Oasis with the release of his own debut solo album this past fall with As You Were. According to NME, As You Were broke records while earning the highest single-week vinyl sales in the U.K. in two decades with over 16,000 copies sold.
Liam Gallagher + Richard Ashcroft Tour Dates:
May 10 - San Francisco, CA - Masonic
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
May 13 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for The Performing Arts
May 14 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 16 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage (Click here for tickets)
May 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing