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Beady Eye close Japan Disaster Benefit concert

Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Paul Weller all played sets to raise money for the British Red Cross at London's Japan Disaster Benefit concert last night(03.04.11).
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Beady Eye closed London's Japan Disaster Benefit concert with The Beatles' 'Across the Universe' last night (03.04.11).

The group were one of three acts to pay homage to the Liverpool pop legends over the evening, joining Paul Weller - who played a version of 'Come Together' with Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones - and The Coral, who covered 'Ticket to Ride'.

Also on the all-star bill were Primal Scream, Graham Coxon and acoustic performances from ex-The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Kelly.

The show had been organised by Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan last month, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Some 5,000 people attended the show at London's Brixton Academy, raising over £150,000 for the British Red Cross Japan relief fund.

Speaking ahead of the show, Liam told The Independent newspaper: "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 artists' sets stuck mainly to their biggest hits, with Paul Weller playing Jam classics including 'Eton Rifles' and 'Start' as well as solo tracks including 'Changing Man'.

Primal Scream played 'Loaded' and 'Movin' On Up' from their Screamadelica album, while Richard Ashcroft played Verve tracks 'Sonnet' and 'Lucky Man'.

Beady Eye's set was comprised of material from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' with Liam introducing the track 'Kill For A Dream' by saying: "This one is for all the people in Japan."

The band also played hits including 'The Roller' and 'Bring the Light', while Liam pulled his hood up over his face before last two tracks, 'Sons Of The Stage' and 'Across The Universe'.

Posted on 4 Apr 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

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