Manchester icons Liam Gallagher and John Squire ignited a wave of anticipation when they announced they were collaborating on an album.

Released on March 1, their self titled debut album went to No 1 the same week and now fans have a chance to witness it played on their first UK tour.

Since rising to fame as the frontman for Oasis, Gallagher has lived variously around Primrose Hill, Hampstead and Highgate. So the March 25 gig at The Forum in Kentish Town will be a North London homecoming of sorts for the performer, originally from Burnage.

Hugely influential former Stone Roses guitarist Squire is the other half of the two-man supergroup, which is completed by Barrie Cadogan (Little Barrie, Paul Weller) on bass, and Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms for Peace) on drums.

The duo released their first single Just Another Rainbow, in January which features a classic Squire psychedelia-tinged guitar motif and Gallagher vocal.

It was followed by the full album, which is supported by a tour landing in Manchester and Leeds this week.

Gallagher has said: “I think John's a top songwriter. Everyone always bangs on about him as a guitarist, but he’s a top songwriter too. There's not enough of his music out there, whether it's with the Roses or himself.

"It's good to see him back writing songs and f***ing good ones. The melodies are mega and then the guitars are a given. But I think even when you take all the guitars off, you can play the songs all on acoustic and they’ll still blow your mind.”

Gallagher has described attending The Stone Roses' 1989 gig at the International 2 in Manchester as "life-changing." At the time he was 16, but he and Squire met a few years later when both were recording in Monmouth, Wales: Oasis had just started what would become Definitely Maybe, while the Roses were deep into sessions for The Second Coming.

Their friendship continued over the years with the pair writing Love Me and Leave Me for John’s band The Seahorses, who toured as guests to Oasis.

But it wasn’t until John jumped on stage at Liam’s Knebworth Park show for climactic performances of ‘Champagne Supernova’ that the prospect of working together on something more substantial became a reality.

John sent Liam an initial three songs, and then quickly wrote some more, with the duo then collaborating remotely.

From then on, the project gathered pace with Liam recording vocals in John's Macclesfield studio to create demos of the songs. From there it was off to LA for three weeks with producer Greg Kurstin, who plays bass on the record, with drums courtesy of Joey Waronker.

The material can now be heard on a tour, which ends on March 26 at The Troxy in East London.

Singer songwriter Jake Bugg, perhaps best known for Happy Valley title song Trouble Town, appears as special guest at the Highgate Road venue.