'F**king P**s Take': Liam Gallagher Blows Up After Noise Curfew Cuts Concert Short
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has fired up after his sold-out Melbourne gig was cut short while he was mid-song, due to a strict 11 pm noise curfew.
Fans were left in the dark at Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night after Gallagher's mic was switched off halfway through one of his final songs.
Footage shows the superstar walking away from the microphone as the crowd continues to sing Supersonic. The music then begins to die out and the band stops playing, with fans booing in response.
Gallagher took to Twitter to slam management for pulling the plug.
“Well that was a load of w**k getting cut off last song,” he tweeted, adding he ran the risk of copping a $250K fine if he continued.
"250 thousand dollar fine if we played over the curfew last night..." he tweeted.
"I mean those tunes are biblical and I’m the f**king biblical brother but c’mon that’s a f**king p**s take who ever (sic) made that rule needs to stop smoking SPICE".
Angry fans have taken to social media to slam the decision, including AFL great Matthew Richardson.
"11 pm Curfew at Margaret Court Arena," the former Richmond star tweeted.
"Literally turned PA off halfway through Liam Gallagher singing Supersonic. #joke".
Another called for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew to make a formal apology to "the great Liam Gallagher" first thing in the morning, labelling the move "un-Melbournian and un-victorian".
Gallagher is touring the country following the release of his new album, Why Me? Why Not.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks has since issued a statement acknowledging "the disappointing outcome" and apologising "for the impact this had on the enjoyment of the show".
"All venue hirers and their production crews are briefed to ensure all events meet the noise pollution requirements of the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria," the statement said.
"Where the event has been forecasted or on the night is likely to run past 11.00pm, venue management work closely with the venue hirer (in this case the Promoter, Secret Sounds) to ensure measures are in place to limit the impact this has on the performance, which may include lowering the volume.
"In no instance has the Trust requested a performance be abruptly finished and on this occasion tour management made the decision to end the performance at 11.00pm.
"We are working closely with Secret Sounds and their tour management to understand what led to this decision".