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Liam Gallagher to record MTV Unplugged performance

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2019

Liam Gallagher

A once powerful and respected brand, ‘MTV Unplugged’ was dying a slow death even before they let Korn do it a decade ago. That said, the get-pop-stars-to-perform-an-acoustic-set series never fully went away. And now MTV UK is hoping to return the franchise to its former glory by getting Liam Gallagher to play a few acoustic tracks in Hull.

The former Oasis frontman will perform an hour long set at Hull City Hall on 3 Aug. It will then be broadcast to a load of kids wondering why there’s suddenly some music on MTV from 27 Sep.

“I’m honoured to be performing at the legendary showcase that is ‘MTV Unplugged'”, says Gallagher. “I’ll be playing songs from my number one debut solo album, I’ll be playing some stone cold classics from the mighty Oasis and I’ll be showcasing some of my new songs from my upcoming second solo album ‘Why Me? Why Not’. I’d love it if you could join us as it’s sure to be a biblical evening. PS I Love Hull!”

Not sure what exactly is going to make it biblical. Will Gallagher turn water into wine for the audience? Or will he set a plague of locusts on them? Tune in to find out!

Giving nothing away, MTV’s Global Head Of Music And Talent, Bruce Gillmer, says: “‘MTV Unplugged’ lets music fans experience their favourite artists’ songs in a completely new way. We’re THRILLED to be bringing the franchise back to the UK, and to markets around the world, for a whole new generation of music fans. As always with Liam Gallagher, we can guarantee it’s going to be an incredible night full of surprises”.

He’s really talking like it’s been away for a long time there, but Biffy Clyro’s London-based addition to the ‘MTV Unplugged’ canon was first broadcast last year.