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Liam Gallagher is every inch the rock god as he films lockdown gig on a BARGE

Liam Gallagher brought his signature brand of rock to the River Thames recently as he filmed a lockdown gig aboard a barge.

The former Oasis frontman, 48, was every inch the music legend as he joined his bandmates aboard the boat, pulling off a powerful performance, despite the muggy conditions.

The Wonderwall hitmaker is filming virtual concert ‘Down By The River Thames’  which will be streamed around the world and feature fan favourite tracks as well as songs from the star’s solo albums.

(Sail) away… Liam Gallagher brought his signature brand of rock to the River Thames recently as he filmed a lockdown gig aboard a barge

The music legend wrapped up for his chilly gig in his trademark navy parka paired with black jeans and trainers.

The star wore a matching navy woollen hat and some stylish shades as he performed.

Liam looked in great spirits as he returned to performing in front of a ‘rock n roll’ branding board.

Members of the crew filming the performance took precautions against COVID-19 by wearing face masks.   

Don't Look Back and Anchor: The former Oasis frontman, 48, was every inch the music legend as he joined his bandmates aboard the boat, pulling off a powerful performance, despite the muggy conditions

Don’t Look Back and Anchor: The former Oasis frontman, 48, was every inch the music legend as he joined his bandmates aboard the boat, pulling off a powerful performance, despite the muggy conditions

Some Might Sail: The music legend wrapped up for his chilly gig in his trademark navy parka paired with black jeans and trainers

Rockin' Boat: The star wore a matching navy woollen hat and some stylish shades as he performed

Some Might Sail:  The music legend wrapped up for his chilly gig in his trademark navy parka paired with black jeans and trainers

Rock on: Liam looked in great spirits as he joked around with band members before recording

Rock on: Liam looked in great spirits as he joked around with band members before recording 

Fashion forward: The music icon looked stylish as he larked around on the barge ahead of the gig

Fashion forward: The music icon looked stylish as he larked around on the barge ahead of the gig

Gig: The star was seen wearing a mask as he prepared to film the gig

Gig: The star was seen wearing a mask as he prepared to film the gig 

Powerful: The star brought his trademark edginess to the performance, in front of a 'rock n roll' branding board

Powerful: The star brought his trademark edginess to the performance, in front of a ‘rock n roll’ branding board

The one-of-a-kind virtual event will be streamed globally on Saturday December 5 exclusively on MelodyVR.

The barge will sail past some of London’s most famous landmarks, following in the footsteps of the Sex Pistols’ Jubilee boat trip in 1977 and The Clash.  

Liam said: ‘To all my brothers and sisters around the world. I’m performing a one-off celestial live performance for you to stream, ‘Down By The River Thames’, on 5th December 2020. 

‘I’ll be performing tracks from my two number 1 solo albums as well as some stone cold Oasis classics, some of which you haven’t heard me sing for a long, long time. C’mon you know. LG x’. 

Go let it out: The star cut a casual figure as he prepared to perform aboard the barge

Supersonic: Liam smiled as he looked forward to his gig

Go let it out: The star cut a casual figure as he prepared to perform aboard the barge

Here he is: The music legend looked in good spirits as he chatted with band members

Here he is: The music legend looked in good spirits as he chatted with band members

Lights: The barge was specially equipped for the one-of-a-kind performance

Lights: The barge was specially equipped for the one-of-a-kind performance

Musical: Liam looked effortlessly cool as he took in the scenic sights during the gig

Musical: Liam looked effortlessly cool as he took in the scenic sights during the gig

Off we go: Liam was seen wearing a mask as he prepared to film the gig

Off we go: Liam was seen wearing a mask as he prepared to film the gig

Wow: The barge will sail past some of London's most famous landmarks, following in the footsteps of the Sex Pistols' Jubilee boat trip in 1977 and The Clash

Wow: The barge will sail past some of London’s most famous landmarks, following in the footsteps of the Sex Pistols’ Jubilee boat trip in 1977 and The Clash

Liam shot to fame as lead singer of iconic Britpop band, Oasis alongside now-estranged brother Noel in 1991.

They have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, landing them among the best selling bands of all time. 

Brothers Liam and Noel have been feuding for ten long years, and it has been well-documented in the public eye since their Oasis days.

Liam has since gone on to form a successful solo career, with two number albums- 2017’s As You Were and 2019’s Why Me? Why Not.     

Unique gig: The barge took in London's most picturesque spots during the day

Unique gig: The barge took in London’s most picturesque spots during the day 

All Around The Thames: The star looked relaxed and happy as he returned to performing amid the pandemic

All Around The Thames: The star looked relaxed and happy as he returned to performing amid the pandemic

Legend: Liam smiled as he chatted with crew members before filming began

Legend: Liam smiled as he chatted with crew members before filming began

Looking good: The star cut a trendy frame as he walked along the promenade

Looking good: The star cut a trendy frame as he walked along the promenade

We believe in one another: Liam looked content as he chatted with band members

We believe in one another: Liam looked content as he chatted with band members

The performance comes after it was reported Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing line reportedly still owes £16 million to creditors after plunging into administration last year.

The Oasis hitmaker launched the menswear brand in 2009 to replicate his own eclectic sense of style, and was hoping for a boost in sales after being acquired by JD Sports.

However accounts acquired by The Sun reveal that creditors are unlikely to receive any money from the brand, with any of its remaining funds being used to pay staff their lost wages.

(2m) away: The star joined some socially distanced pals as they walked along

(2m) away: The star joined some socially distanced pals as they walked along 

Performance: The star looked delighted as he filmed aboard the historic barge

Performance: The star looked delighted as he filmed aboard the historic barge

COVID safe: The star opted for a fist bump of an elbow with a crew member in light of COVID-19 regulations

COVID safe: The star opted for a fist bump of an elbow with a crew member in light of COVID-19 regulations

Weyyy: The star looked animated as he chatted with a guitarist before filming began

Weyyy: The star looked animated as he chatted with a guitarist before filming began 

 It’s thought that Pretty Green’s creditors – including suppliers and Facebook who provided ads – won’t receive all of the money their owed once staff are repayed.  

A report by administrators filed to Companies house said: ‘The administrators have received claims totalling £13,188,853 from 172 creditors in respect of PGL.

‘The administrators are yet to receive claims from 108 creditors whose debts total £2,541,836. 

Delight: Liam smiled as he joked around with the band ahead of the virtual gig

Delight: Liam smiled as he joked around with the band ahead of the virtual gig

Tell me where you are now! The boat took a diverse route through London

Tell me where you are now! The boat took a diverse route through London 

Filming: The rock legend was surrounded by a band as he prepared to film

Filming: The one-of-a-kind virtual event will be streamed globally on Saturday December 5 exclusively on MelodyVR

Sights: The barge sailed through London as the virtual gig commenced

Sights: The barge sailed through London as the virtual gig commenced

A report by administrators filed to Companies house said: ‘The administrators have received claims totalling £13,188,853 from 172 creditors in respect of PGL.

‘The administrators are yet to receive claims from 108 creditors whose debts total £2,541,836.  

Some creditors are thought to be owed hundreds of thousands of pounds, with administrators claiming the amount was fast approaching £200,000.

Centre of attention: Liam smiled as he chatted with band members aboard the boat

Centre of attention: Liam smiled as he chatted with band members aboard the boat

In April 2019 Pretty Green was acquired by JD Sports in the hope that it could bring the company out of administration. 

The brand had also brought in advisers in an attempt to boost sales, but they later became administrators as they shopped around Pretty Green for a new buyer.   

Pretty Green also relied on a partnership with House of Fraser to increase profits, and was hit hard when the department store chain plunged into administration.

When House of Fraser was bought by Sports Direct, it’s thought Pretty Green still suffered losses of £500,000. 

Despite its money troubles it’s thought that Pretty Green’s flagship store in Manchester will remain open.

Production:  The barge was rigged up with lights and camera gear for the gig

Production:  The barge was rigged up with lights and camera gear for the gig

River Thames: Liam looked confident as he performed his signature hits

River Thames: Liam looked confident as he performed his signature hits

Light show: The star's river boat cruise and gig takes him past all the sights of the capital

Light show: The star’s river boat cruise and gig takes him past all the sights of the capital


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