Friday, April 12, 2024

Ariana Grande Manchester Charity Show Could Reunite Oasis Gallagher Brothers, Fergie with Black-Eyed Peas


Ariana Grande, manager Scooter Braun and Live Nation are planning one amazing show in Manchester this weekend.

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber are among the acts already announced, as well as Usher, Coldplay, Take That and Niall Horan.

But two others are of major interest. The Black-Eyed Peas are included, but it’s unclear if Fergie will be part of their show. The Peas have been absent their lead singer for some time. Fergie, like many others, sent a message of condolence on Twitter after the Manchester tragedy. If she showed up with the group, that would make it extra special.

In the Manchester press they’re wondering also about local boys Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Apparently the Oasis song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” has turned into the city anthem since 22 people were killed on May 22 after Grande’s show. Locals are hoping that the brothers– notorious for fighting on stage and not speaking to each other at all– will put their petty differences aside for the occasion.

Meantime, most of  the secondary ticket sellers who usually rip off fans are vowing not to allow sales for the show on their services. is among those who’ve said ‘no.’ The Manchester newspaper says they’re still waiting to hear from ViaGogo. Most importantly,– owned by Live Nation– has vowed to keep it clean for this show.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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