Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Mar 16th 2010 9:10AM by Chris Mugan
The former Stone Roses bass player revealed the news in an interview with radio station Talksport on Sunday (March 14). Gallagher is set to play two gigs in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on March 25 and 26.
For both performances, he will be joined by string section Wired Strings. The former Oasis songwriter appeared himself on the station after Mani and said he will rehearse for his gigs next week.
Gallagher has regularly performed at the fund-raising events that were the brainchild of the Who's Roger Daltrey, including the first show, the Who and Friends, plus an acoustic set in 2007 with a guest slot from Paul Weller.
Last month, Daltrey revealed Gallagher's brother Liam had turned down a chance to perform with The Who on the last night of this year's gigs, when the veterans promise to play classic album 'Quadrophenia' in its entirety. Also lined up for the 10th anniversary shows are Them Crooked Vultures (March 22), a reformed Suede (March 24), Arctic Monkeys (March 27) and the Specials (March 29).