Beady Eye announce today their first North American tour dates. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans a first live taste of their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding in a series of concerts beginning in Chicago on June 18th, followed by Toronto on June 20th and New York on June 23rd.
Beady Eye is currently on their sold-out debut European tour. UK daily newspaper, The Independent was at the tour kick off last week in Glasgow, Scotland and remarked that Beady Eye, “sound encouragingly refreshed…. you realise watching them that Beady Eye are in the very unique position of possessing iconic impetus while being newly unchained from the weight of their past.”
You can click here to see Beady Eye (and separately, eager fans as they wait to get into the venue) perform “The Roller” off their new album and live for the first time ever at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on March 3, 2011:
Beady Eye – Glasgow Barrowland (03/03/11)
And fans can head over to http://www.spin.com for an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes photos from Beady Eye’s Glasgow show.
When asked how it felt to be on stage for the first time ever as Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher immediately said “Loved it…..can’t wait to take it around the world.” And Beady Eye will be doing just that throughout 2011. Fans can sign up at http://www.beadyeyemusic.com/ to be the first to receive the news.
Tickets for the North American dates go on sale on March 11th. Look below for details.
Beady Eye’s debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding was released by Dangerbird Records in North America on March 1st. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and recorded at RAK Studios in London last fall with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Smiths).
Upon reviewing Different Gear, Still Speeding, The Boston Globe stops the naysayers in their tracks and warns, “For all those who thought Liam Gallagher would be musically astray without big brother Noel, meet Beady Eye.”
While Paste noted that Beady Eye “…sounds like Oasis returning to its less complicated roots, stripping back the heavily overdubbed layers of their curtain call, 2008’s Dig Out Your Soul. Beady Eye aren’t here to dick around-they’re here to rock. And it would be a lie to say they’ve failed in that regard; this is an album of live, full-band rock ‘n’ roll energy, built on Rickenbacker crunch and Ludwig thump. There’s no time for frills-Gallagher and company are making up for lost time.”
Beady Eye was formed by three former members of Oasis, including enigmatic front man and lead vocalist Liam Gallagher. The multi-platinum and Grammy nominated Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide spanning seven studio albums awarded with six Brit awards, 15 NME awards, nine Q awards and four MTV Europe Music awards, just to name a few. Beady Eye’s inaugural European Tour in March this year sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale. The band will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for all dates.
BEADY EYE NORTH AMERICAN TICKETING INFORMATION:
June 18 Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 20 Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
On Sale March 11th at 10am at http://www.ticketmaster.ca & all Ticketmaster locations
June 23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
On Sale March 11th at Noon at www.ticketmaster.com & Webster Hall & Mercury Lounge Box Offices & Charge By Phone 212.260.4700