Liam Gallagher & Richard Ashcroft at SummerStage in Central Park

LIAM GALLAGHER AND RICHARD ASHCROFT
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:30 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

BUY TICKETS $49.50

After achieving major success as frontmen for two of England’s most renowned rock bands, Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft have broken from their respective groups to pursue solo careers, welcoming new collaborators, and removing themselves from the limitations of assigned genres. Gallagher, the former lead singer of Brit-pop/rock acts, Oasis and Beady Eye, released his first independent album, As You Were, in October 2017. Applying expertly-crafted melodies to instrumentation reminiscent of 1960s rock music, the album highlights Gallagher’s many years of songwriting experience. Debuting at number one in the UK, As You Were eventually became certified platinum, earning Gallagher the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years. Like Gallagher, Ashcroft has been able to use his background as lead singer for British alt-rock band, The Verve to accomplish industry success on his own. With the release of These People in 2016, Ashcroft is now responsible for four solo albums, each one peaking within the 20 top chart positions in the UK. Working with celebrated hip-hop producer, No I.D., and following his love of soul, funk, and gospel music, Ashcroft’s sound continues to evolve.

You Must Believe in Spring

In defiance of the awful weather I went looking for the first buds that should be appearing now on the Cherry Trees that line the Central Park Reservoir and was encouraged to find a few hardy individuals peeking out to see if it was safe yet. Here are a few examples of some early adopters (along with the appropriate soundtrack from Bill Evans):

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March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of NYC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Rally with us in Central Park or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

March for Our Lives – NYC

10:00 am 72nd Street and Central Park West RSVP here.

Meet at Duane Reade on Broadway between 71st and 72nd St. A rally will begin at 11:00 am in Central Park, and the March begins at 12 pm. Please wear orange–the color of the gun violence prevention movement, and bring signs.

The Survey Bolt in Central Park

The Survey Bolt is believed to be one of the original survey bolts from when the Manhattan grid was first planned in 1811. As Central Park was not a part of the original plan, street intersection points may have been marked but left undisturbed since no actual intersection was built here. The exact location of the bolt is kept a secret for fear that it will be stolen or destroyed. After some intense searching of both the internet and park, you might be able to find it like we did.

Mac DeMarco announced for SummerStage 2018!

Mac DeMarco is the first ticketed performer announced for this year’s SummerStage in Central Park. Tickets for the concert on Sept. 8. will go on sale this week.

DeMarco, whose “This Old Dog” hit number one on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart last year, will perform Sept. 8. Other ticketed performers will be announced throughout the spring, and free shows will be announced in mid-April, according to the City Parks Foundation. The psychedelic rock, John Lennon-inspired artist has released three albums and is currently on a world tour, stopping in New York City for SummerStage between stints in D.C. and Colorado.

The pre-sale for DeMarco’s show starts Feb. 7, but general tickets go on sale Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. for $45 online. The proceeds make it possible for SummerStage to put on free concerts.

Last year, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Yo La Tengo, Regina Spektor, Jadakiss, Def Poets, among others, performed to packed audiences throughout the summer.

The show on Sept. 8 will be inside Central Park near Fifth Avenue and 69th Street. For more on the concert series, check out cityparksfoundation.org.

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