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Noel Gallagher announces huge Manchester show

The chief returns home next summer.

Noel Gallagher has announced a huge homecoming show at Heaton Park, Manchester on Friday 7 June 2019.

The show marks the first time the famous Mancunian has played the venue since Oasis headlined in 2009.

Also on the bill are the Doves, back after a nine-year hiatus, and White Denim.

A British music icon, Noel Gallagher first came to worldwide attention as the lead guitarist and principal songwriter in the multi-platinum selling Manchester rock band Oasis.

Throughout their eighteen year existence, Oasis released seven full-length studio albums, all of which debuted at No.1 on the Official UK Albums chart. The band disbanded unceremoniously backstage at a festival in Paris in 2009.

With over 25 Top 10 singles to their name, some of Oasis’ biggest hits include Don’t Look Back in Anger, Wonderwall, Live Forever, Lyla, and Stop Crying Your Heart Out. 

After the tumultuous end to Oasis, Noel set about working on his debut solo album. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds was released in 2011, with Noel using the album title as the moniker for his new band. The album, featuring the singles The Death of You and Me, If I Had a Gun…, What A Life, Dream On and Everybody’s On The Run debuted at No.1 on the Official UK Albums Chart, becoming Gallagher’s eighth to do so.

Noel has subsequently released two more studio albums under the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds banner, 2015’s Chasing Yesterday and 2017’s Who Built the Moon?.

Who Built the Moon? saw the celebrated songwriter collaborate with Irish producer and composer David Holmes for the first time. Rather than bringing already completed tracks to the studio sessions, Noel would bring ideas and he and Holmes would work on them together. The result was a more vibrant and psychedelic record than Gallagher had ever produced before.

The lead single from the former Oasis man’s latest album Who Built the Moon? is the supremely catchy Holy Mountain. Watch the video for the track below:

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have played some of the largest and most prestigious venues in the world including the Royal Albert Hall, The O2 in London, Manchester Arena and Twickenham Stadium. The last time Noel and his band played in Manchester was at an intimate performance at the 1500 capacity O2 Ritz Manchester. Tickets sold-out instantly.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds return home next summer with a huge back catalogue of Oasis songs to pick from, as well as three albums worth of highly regarded solo material.

Here’s the date:

7 June 2019 – Heaton Park, Manchester

Tickets for the newly announced show will be available from 10:00 Friday 7 December through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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