Liam Gallagher to Perform First Solo Concert in Manchester, With Funds Going to Bombing Victims

BBC makes change to 'Doctor Who' episode out of respect to victims of Manchester attack

Singer Liam Gallagher announced Friday that his first-ever solo concert would take place next week in Manchester, the city where 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena. The former Oasis frontman will perform at Manchester’s O2 Ritz next Tuesday, with all profits going to benefit victims of the attack.

Gallagher revealed a surprise mini-tour of four dates, with concerts in Manchester, London, Dublin, and Glasgow. The shows will feature tracks from Gallagher’s debut solo album, “As You Were,” to be released in October, as well as classic Oasis songs. Tickets went on sale Friday morning, and all four venues quickly sold out.

Gallagher told the Manchester Evening News that, after the bombing, he decided immediately to donate the funds of his concert in the city to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the newspaper, the British Red Cross, and Manchester’s city council.

“I just knew I had to. We all have to do what we can,” said Gallagher, who was born in Manchester. “I want to try and help pick people up.”

The day after Monday’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert, Gallagher tweeted that he was in “total shock” over what happened.

Many concerts and events were canceled in the wake of the attack, including Grande’s European shows through June 6. Blondie and Take That canceled Tuesday night concerts out of respect for the victims.

The bombing has also had an effect on other entertainment. In its upcoming new episode of “Doctor Who,” the BBC has removed a line of dialogue referencing terrorism as part of a possible global threat, a spokesperson for the pubcaster confirmed. The episode, “The Pyramid at the End of the World,” is due to air Saturday on BBC One.

It’s not the first time “Doctor Who” has been edited as a result of terrorism.  In 2014, following the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State, the BBC edited a fight scene from a “Doctor Who” episode that included a decapitation.

In the U.S. in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, NBC’s “Friends” cut and re-shot a storyline that featured Monica and Chandler making a joke about a bomb in an airport while going on their honeymoon.

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