Noel Gallagher was loudly criticized by his brother and former bandmate Liam on Monday for missing the One Love Manchester benefit concert—but Noel’s not letting that ruin his Italian vacation.
While the Oasis frontman took the stage in his hometown on Sunday to help raise funds for victims of the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s May 22 concert, Noel was relaxing in Positano with his wife, Sara MacDonald. The couple looked relaxed as they soaked in the sun on a romantic boat ride, with Noel sipping on wine and reading a book.
Liam took to Twitter on Monday to praise the benefit gig, which many fans hoped would serve as a reunion for the brothers, whose famously contentious relationship resulted in the dissolution of Oasis in 2009.
“What an amazing night last night pure love vibrations nobody comes close to Manchester love forever,” he wrote, before turning his attention to his brother.
“Oh and if anybody’s seen rkid tell him he can come out now as you were,” he said.
“Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed stay beautiful stay safe,” he continued. “Noels out of the f—ing country weren’t we all love get on a f—ing plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f—.”
Liam played the Oasis hit “Rock’n’Roll Star” and his solo single “Wall of Glass” before collaborating with Coldplay’s Chris Martin for a rendition of “Live Forever.”
Martin seemed to defend Noel, 50, in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
“Thank you @noelgallagher for giving your blessing and encouragement to play don’t look back in anger and live forever on sunday,” the singer tweeted from the band’s official account. “everyone knew in advance you couldn’t be there physically, so thank you for being there in spirit and for lending us those incredible songs,” adding the initials “cm” to note who posted the message.
Martin added, “and thank you @liamgallagher, that was awesome.”
Prior to the show, a spokesperson for Noel told The Independent that the Manchester native would not be making an appearance.
“Sadly, Noel will not be at the concert this weekend,” the representative said in a statement. “He’s been out of the country on a longstanding family trip since before the concert was announced and is unable to attend. Needless to say he is very supportive of the event and wishes everyone huge success on the day.”
Liam joined the A-list group of musicians who performed on Sunday to raise money for the victims in Manchester, including Grande, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Coldplay, Niall Horan, Robbie Williams and more.
According to Time, the concert raised more than $13 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.