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Liam Gallagher’s Help Japan Benefit Concert: Grandstanding Photos

by | 4th, April 2011

THE Help Japan benefit concert at the O2 Academy Brixton featured event organiser Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics, Richard Ashcroft, The Coral and Primal Scream. This was a one-off gig last night in aid of relief efforts for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Said Gallagher:

“Whenever that kind of stuff happens, it’s not good, is it? It’s not just because we’re popular in Japan. As a human, you just think it’s heavy. We’ve always had close ties with Japan and great affection for our fans out there. Our hope is that this benefit concert can help the people of Japan.”

The cynic would suggest that the show would also bring attention to the acts. It does. But when the money goes through the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal and helps someone in Japan, does it matter if these rich superstars of pop preen a little..?

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Liam Gallagher of Beady Eye performing on stage at the Help Japan benefit concert, at the O2 Academy Brixton in south London.



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