Liam Gallagher left a small group of pub patrons at an Irish pub in Montreal shocked and thrilled after he sat in on a jam session with local musicians. The ex-Oasis frontman made the surprise visit on Nov. 6 to McKibbin’s Irish Pub, following his headline set on Saturday at Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in support of his highly anticipated debut solo album As You Were, which drops Oct. 6 via Warner/Parlophone.
The Montreal Gazette reports on Aug. 8 that the “Wonderwall” hitmaker popped in for a pint, dressed in trademark park and scarf, and then picked up an acoustic guitar to join in on some traditional Irish songs. The mercurial-tempered British rocker also performed a cover of “When I'm in Need” from his upcoming solo album, which was captured in some fan-shot footage posted on Monday at YouTube.
In the brief 1:00 minute clip, the multi-platinum seller sings “When I'm in Need” seated on a chair. During the short set, three local musician also provided accompaniment on guitar, banjo and bodhran (Irish hand drum). Fans can check out the video above. Some alternative video footage is also posted here.
“You never know who shows up to the Irish Jams at McKibbin's on Sundays,” wrote McKibbin's Irish Pub at their official Instagram account. “Liam F****n' Gallagher that's who!!!”
Featuring the lead single “Wall of Glass,” As You Were is available in a both standard and deluxe editions. Fans can preorder the album here in CD, vinyl, as well as digital formats and can check out a video of the latest single “Chinatown” here.
Gallagher will continue his summer world romp with a show on Aug. 10 in Beijing, China, at he Olympic Sports Centre. The rock n' roll badboy will launch his first-ever solo tour of North America on Nov. 13 in San Francisco at The Warfield and l wrap up Nov. 30 in Philadelphia at Union Transfer.