Liam Gallagher played an emotional hometown gig on Tuesday in aid of the victims of last week's terrorist attack at Manchester Arena which left 22 dead and dozens injured.

The former Oasis frontman debuted his first solo material at the sold-out concert at The Ritz, with all profits to be donated to the families of those affected by the Ariana Grande suicide bomb attack.

Gallagher took to the stage to perform in front of 22 candles which paid tribute to those killed in the attack, which included young children.

Liam Gallagher wanted to "try and help people pick up" after Manchester attack

He told the 1,400-strong Mancunian audience that "normal service has resumed", saying he wanted to "try and help people pick up".

The singer played a blistering one-hour long set featuring 12 songs, including tracks from his forthcoming album As You Were and covers of six classic Oasis tracks. Some of the Oasis favourites played were Morning Glory, Slide Away and D'You Know What I Mean?

He concluded the emotionally charged set with an a cappella rendition of their Live Forever telling the crowd: "Manchester, I love you. Look after yourselves".

Gallagher applauded as the audience led a chant of "Stand up for the 22" in reference to those killed at Manchester Arena atrocity.

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Gallagher will play his first solo gig in Ireland next week at Dublin's Olympia theatre.

Yesterday it was confirmed that Ariana Grande is to headline a star studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday following last week's terror attack following one of her gigs.

The singer will be joined by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Ireland's Niall Horan on stage to help raise money for the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.