Gallagher backs Viola Beach for number one spot

London, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is supporting a campaign to get indie band Viola Beach to the top of the charts after its members died in a car accident.

He has tweeted his support for the indie band, after the group died alongside their manager Craig Terry in a car accident on February 13, reports

The 43-year-old tweeted a link to the band’s music on iTunes as family, friends and fans campaign to get them to the top of the charts.

He wrote along with it: “Viola Beach – Swings & Waterslides – RIP LG X”

Band members Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin had played a festival in Norrkoping, Sweden, just hours before their tour vehicle plunged off a bridge.

Those close to the band were pleased with the support, with one tweeting: “One of our heroes tweeting for you and the lads @ craigtarry – Wish you could see all this. Nice one Liam!”

The group’s single “Swings & waterslides” is currently placed at number four in the iTunes charts, according to the online store’s ongoing rankings.

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