Beady Eye, Leeds O2 Academy
Fresh from scoring their highest UK chart position to date with new album BE, Beady Eye descended on Leeds as part of a headline tour.
As Liam Gallagher took to the stage it was clear he’d not lost the arrogant swagger that made him such an iconic front man in Oasis.
And kicking off with Brit rock-esque Flick Of The Finger the sell out crowd quickly erupted.
By the time Four Letter Word was thrashed out pints of god knows what were being chucked around the venue as “Beady Eye, Beady Eye” was the chant from a sea of Liam Gallagher look-a-likes.
The more the crowd cheered the more Gallagher looked like he didn’t care which is a massive part of his appeal.
In fact one could have been forgiven for momentarily forgetting Gallagher’s Oasis roots and simply enjoying Beady Eye’s anthemic and experimental tunes.
That was until he declared “sing along if you know the words” and started belting out Oasis classic Live Forever - which clearly attracted the biggest cheer of the night.
Cigarettes and Alcohol was another welcome Oasis track that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
But back to the Beady Eye back catalogue and The Roller seemed to give the crowd a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
A cover of the Rolling Stones’ favourite Gimme Shelter was a welcome encore but I think the crowd was expecting more than one track to finish.
Although there’s no denying that the biggest buzz of the night came the Oasis tracks Beady Eye proved they are a force to be reckoned with on the live circuit. Rating 8/10