AceShowbiz - Liam Gallagher has added his name to the list of artists planning free gigs to salute Britain's National Health Service.
The former Oasis star will perform at the London O2 Arena in October 2020 for the healthcare heroes currently working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
It's an honour to announce that I will be doing a gig for the NHS and careworkers at London's TheO2 (sic) on October 29th," he wrote on Twitter on Friday, April 10, 2020. "They do an incredible job, we are very lucky to have them."
Ironically, Gallagher's choice of venue is currently being used as a temporary training facility for medics dealing with COVID-19 patients. The venue will open its doors to train NHS workers from Sunday until June 29. The arena closed to the public on March 16 in accordance with U.K. government social distancing guidelines.
Meanwhile, Liam is trying to persuade his estranged brother Noel Gallagher to regroup Oasis for a huge NHS benefit concert.
The Live Forever singer first floated the idea of a massive post-coronavirus concert last month, March 2020, urging Noel to put their decade-long war of words to one side and join him onstage. He repeated his plea on social media, but Noel has yet to respond.
Liam has since confirmed he will be going ahead with the charity concert with or without his brother.
"Wanna clear a few things up oasis gig for NHS charity as in all money raised goes to NHS not to me will happen with or with out Noel Gallagher it may not be the same but trust me it'll still blow you knickers off (sic)," Liam tweeted on March 26, 2020.
The singer has also invited The Jam and The Smiths to reunite for the supergig to raise vital funds for NHS doctors and nurses, who have been stretched to the limit by the COVID-19 crisis.