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Liam Gallagher Burns Down a House and Crashes a Protest March in the Video for “Shockwave”

Why Me? Why Not. Due Out September 20 via Warner Records

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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is releasing his second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., on September 20 via Warner Records (the label just confirmed the release date). Last week he shared the album’s first single, “Shockwave.” Now the song has a video. François Rousselet directed the clip, which was filmed in America’s Deep South and starts with Gallagher burning down a house and ends with him crashing a protest march, with the protest signs featuring the lyrics from the song. Watch it below, followed by Gallagher’s upcoming U.S. tour dates.

Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were, in 2017 via Warner. He’s also the subject of a new documentary, As It Was, which charts Gallagher’s tough journey from the breakup of Oasis to a successful solo career. It recently premiered in the UK and is due out later this year in America (the exact date TBA). Watch the trailer here.

Why Me? Why Not. was recorded in Los Angeles and London and was co-written by Gallagher with producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, who also worked on As You Were but were even more involved this time.

“I wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all co-writes,” Gallagher explains in a press release. “Reason being is I want it to be even better than As You Were. I know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what we’ve done.”

Gallagher had this to say about “Shockwave” in a previous press release: “I’m buzzing. Buzzing to be alive, buzzing to be making tunes, raring to go. It’s nice to be back with some new music because it means I can get out there, play some gigs and give some people some stick because that is what I do. Let’s face it, it’s boring without me.”

Of Why Me? Why Not., Gallagher boasted in the previous press release: “It’s a better record than As You Were, which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”

Liam Gallagher North American Tour Dates:

All dates below with The Who.

Wed - Oct 09 Chase Center - San Francisco, CA
Wed - Oct 16 Veijas Arena at Aztec Bowl/ UCSD - San Diego, CA
Sat - Oct 19 T-Mobile Park - Seattle, WA
Mon - Oct 21 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
Thur - Oct 24 Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA

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