Published Aug 08, 2017Liam Gallagher was in Montreal this past weekend for Osheaga (which, thankfully, went a little more smoothly than his Lollapalooza set), but after the festival, he stuck around to play a much smaller gig in the Canadian city.
The former Oasis singer strolled into McKibbin's Irish Pub on Sunday (August 6) and joined the house band for a little jam session.
Speaking to UK publication Metro, the pub owner said he tried to remain calm when he realized who the special customer was.
"Right when he walked in it was pretty surreal. I tried to play it cool and just pull him a good Guinness, get the soccer game on for him," the owner said. "I tried to make him comfortable and not let on like I was going to fan girl out on him, but once he was recognized by others he was more than keen to talk and share stories."
Footage of Gallagher posing with fans and jamming with the pub musicians has surfaced online, and you can get a glimpse at the surreal experience below.
UPDATE (8/9, 8:45 a.m. EDT): The musicians that Gallagher joined have been identified. Both local Montreal players, Belfast Andi appears in the videos below playing the bodhrán, while Bob Cussen can be seen and heard on banjo.
Liam Gallagher having a trad session in an Irish pub in Montreal pic.twitter.com/xX3AwbKTpV— Gearóid Mag Aoidh (@MageeGerard) August 7, 2017
Liam Gallagher dropped into McKibbins this weekend. Seriously wishing I'd gone home for Osheaga now...🙃 pic.twitter.com/TA6LNWJIaO— Keeley Ryan (@keel3y) August 7, 2017
Gallagher will release his debut solo album As You Were on October 6 via Warner Bros. Records. See his upcoming North American tour dates here — or just head down to your local watering hole and you might be lucky enough to get treated to an impromptu gig.