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Fundraising concert: Liam Gallagher took to the stage at the O2 Ritz Manchester on Tuesday night, putting on a stellar performance in memory of the 22 victims of the devastating Manchester terror attack last week The rocker told the emotional crowd in between songs: 'It’s not about me, it’s about you lot.'The staging paid tribute to the devastating attack with 22 candles, one for every victim of the attack.
The last song of the night was a poignant choice, with the 1,400-strong crowd chanting along to Live Forever.
Speaking to the paper about his decision, he said: 'I just knew I had to. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. People like me, doing what we do, it's our duty to give people a good time.' Of Monday night's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, he said: 'It's outrageous. All profits from Gallagher's Tuesday show at the O2 Ritz venue in Manchester will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, the singer's website said.
The fund, set up by the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council, has raised 4.1 million pounds (.2 million) so far to help those injured or left bereaved by the attack, according to the Red Cross's website.
It was billed as an 'incredible, emotional gig' with a few surprises.Alongside other celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, who have tweeted links to the page, Eminem threw his support behind the fund set up by the Manchester Evening News and the British Red Cross on Thursday.Actor Tom Hardy has also launched a Just Giving page to raise money for the victims of the terror attack, which he calls 'cruel, cowardly and barbaric.'The 39-year-old actor has set up a fund to raise money for the British Red Cross, in order to support the victims and their families of the tragic bombing - and has already raised over £34,000.Ann's Square for a minute of silent tribute to the victims, one woman started singing Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger.' The surrounding crowds quickly joined her in the tune's chorus.
His brother Noel also spoke out about the tragedy in an interview marking his 50th birthday.'I've got a teenage daughter, and you know, she may well have been there,' he told Radio X presenter John Kennedy.'But bar a couple of friends of friends who were in hospital and two very close shaves, all the people that I know didn't get involved in it or weren't caught up in it.'But you know, I think this particular atrocity will take quite a while to heal.'Meanwhile, social media support from Eminem has helped raise £2 million in donations for the victims of the attack.
Fans had been leaving the Manchester Arena on Monday when a terrorist detonated a bomb outside the exit.