Noel Gallagher gets emotional, Rick Astley covers Foo Fighters at Manchester Arena reopening

Shirlaine Forrest/Getty ImagesThe Manchester Arena reopened Saturday night to hold its first concert following the terrorist bombing that occurred after an Ariana Grande show at the venue May 22. The night was headlined by Manchester native Noel Gallagher.

While playing the Oasis track “Don’t Look Back an Anger,” which has become an anthem for Manchester in the wake of the attack, a clearly emotional Gallagher teared up. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube.

Predictably, Noel’s estranged brother and ex-band mate, Liam Gallagher, wasn’t impressed with his emotion. Liam, who previously criticized Noel for not playing the We Are Manchester benefit concert held two weeks after the bombing, called his brother’s tears a “PR stunt.”

“NG broke down in tears cmon you seriously ain’t buying that he doesn’t give a f***,” Liam tweeted.

Saturday’s show also features performances from British bands Blossoms and Courteeners, plus Rick Astley, who covered the Foo Fighters classic “Everlong” during his set. Last month in Japan, Astley and the Foos united to perform the singer’s signature hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

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