Earlier this year, I did an interview with Beady Eye, featuring the ex-members of Oasis (see elsewhere on this blog). I'm equally excited about this new release.
Noel Gallgher's High Flying Birds will embark on their debut North American tour on Nov. 7 in Toronto (see below for details). The following day, Noel's solo debut album will be released in the U.S. on Sour Mash/Mercury Records. The album was co-produced by Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy (Oasis' Dig Out Your Soul).
At a press conference (http://youtu.be/p_OBngICXRo) earlier this summer announcing his new project, Noel stated that the band would be performing classic Oasis tracks along with his new solo material. "I'm proud of them and of what they mean to people," he said of the Oasis repertoire. "I'll never do a gig without playing them. They're like drugs to me."
When asked by his manager who the High Flying Birds are, Noel responded "They aren't anyone in particular. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around at the time of whatever it is that I'm doing, a loose collective kinda thing."
Today the first U.S. single "If I Had A Gun" made its radio debut on KROQ/106.7 FM/Los Angeles. "If I Had A Gun" will be available at all digital retailers on Sept. 20. On Nov. 10, Gallagher and his band will debut on the Letterman show.
The disc marks Gallagher's first solo album project since the 2009 split of multi-platinum band Oasis. As songwriter, guitarist and producer of Oasis since the band's inception in 1993, Noel Gallagher was at the helm for their global success, from the launch of their first indie UK singles in 1994 to their final shows together in the summer of 2009.
Over the course of their seven consecutive #1 studio albums, Oasis sold over 70 million records worldwide and charted 22 consecutive Top 10 UK hits from 1995 to 2008 (including eight #1s).
Fans can click here - http://youtu.be/GYaSJSPqtHw - to watch the webcast chat that Noel did earlier this week that has been posted to YouTube.
For a look at the video for the first U.K. single, "The Death Of You And Me," fans can head over to http://youtu.be/kFx_IniNjfE. The Mike Bruce-directed video was filmed in the desert outside LA in May 2011 while Noel was putting the finishing touches to his debut solo album.
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NORTH AMERICAN TICKETING INFORMATION:
November 7 & 8 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.masseyhall.com, www.roythomson.com, Roy Thomson & Massey Hall Box Offices & Charge By Phone 416.872.4255
November 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.kimmelcenter.org, Kimmel Center Box Office & Charge By Phone 215.893.1999
November 12 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.citicenter.org, Wang Theatre & Shubert Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.348.9738
November 14 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, Beacon Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.858.0008
November 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall
On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations & Charge By Phone 310.825.2101
November 19 San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
On Sale September 11th at 10am at www.san-francisco-theater.com, Orpheum Theatre Box Office & Charge By Phone 888.746.1799
For more info: www.noelgallagher.com