Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Noel's Pride in Anthem of Defiance against the Arena Bomb

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Noel's Pride in Anthem of Defiance against the Arena Bomb

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NOEL Gallagher has said he now gets 'goosebumps' when he performs Oasis song Don't Look Back In Anger following the Manchester Arena bombing.

The track became an anthem of the city's resilience in the wake of the terror attack in May, which killed 22 people, after a crowd started spontaneously singing it at a memorial event.

Noel has shared his pride at how it has now become an 'anthem for defiance' when the words of politicians 'weren't enough'.

He performed the hit song, originally released in 1996, to a crowd of thousands at the Manchester Arena when it reopened in September.

Speaking on Absolute Radio, he said: "It was amazing how people rallied round that song in the days after that, it was quite a thing.

"I get asked about it a lot, and I have been doing it recently and it almost gives me goosebumps really, that in the days after that, politicians' words weren't enough. …

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