Photos by G.
On June 22, 2011, Beady Eye made their US television debut on Late Night with David Letterman. Several short hours later, Beady Eye played an hour long set for Live On Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. I was the lucky recipient of free tickets to the taping which was broadcast live on the web. This was a great experience for me for so many reasons. First, I’d never been inside the Ed Sullivan Theater, a place that is overflowing with some of the greatest performances in TV history. The Doors, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Prince have all performed inside this historic venue – need I say more? Also, I never had the opportunity to see Oasis live and I have a previous engagement during Beady Eye’s sold out show at Webster Hall on June 23, 2011, so my chances of ever seeing Liam Gallagher were not looking good. Live on Letterman changed all that for me!
The Letterman staff were very organized and we were escorted to our seats around 7:30 for the 8 pm taping. It was cool being on the set while we waited for the show to start. Seconds before the taping began, an announcement came over the PA system – “feel free to take photos, tweet and text during the show!” With that great news, Beady Eye hit the stage and played songs such as “Bring The Light,” “Millionaire,” “Beatles and Stones,” “Wigwam,” “Kill For A Dream,” and “The Roller” from their album “Different Gear, Still Speeding.” Liam looked and sounded great and seemed to be in a great mood.
I was fortunate enough to meet Liam Gallagher after the show, but that experience was so epic, it deserves a separate post, so stay tuned! Thanks again to Live On Letterman for a fantastic night!