Get ready for Liam Gallagher like you’ve never seen him before in new feature documentary As It Was. The film will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on June 7.
This time it’s personal. For Liam Gallagher that is. The former Oasis frontman who, along with his brother Noel, ruled the Britpop charts in the 1990s and continued to fill stadiums into the 2000s, tells his story of rags to riches to the musical wilderness.
The emotional journey takes us from the dizzying heights of super-stardom and notoriety as a legendary rock n roll singer to being ostracised and lost, struggling with booze and bitter legal battles.
The film follows the excellent Supersonic, a documentary film charting the rise of Oasis and its musical legacy. Liam has said As It Was was inspired by his musical re-birth post-Oasis.
“It covers the writing and recording of my first solo album, right through to playing it live for the very first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world,” he told the Manchester Evening News.
Director Charlie Lightening was given “unparalleled access” to the rock n roll star’s life. It is believed As It Was will include his emotional May 2017 homecoming gig at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. He played the show shortly after the tragedy at Manchester Arena when a terrorist attack caused the loss of many lives during an Ariana Grande concert.
As It Was will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on June 7, 2019.