Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will embark on their debut North American tour kicking off on November 7th in Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (see below for detailed ticketing information). The following day, Noel’s solo debut album NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS will be released on November 8th in the U.S. on Sour Mash/Mercury Records.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of 2011. The album was co-produced by Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy, who produced the last Oasis album, Dig Out Your Soul (2008).
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.”
And 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.”
On August 30th, the first U.S. single “If I Had A Gun” from NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS will made its radio debut on World Famous KROQ (check it out here, Los Angeles. “If I Had A Gun” will be available at all digital retailers on September 20. On November 10th, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will make their network television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 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 #1’s), creating an astounding historical record.
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. And 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 Los Angeles in May 2011 while Noel was putting the finishing touches to his debut solo album.
Pre-orders for NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS are underway now at http://idj.to/NGnewbury. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a limited-edition autographed CD Booklet with each purchase.
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
Death of You and Me Music Video
Noel Gallagher – Press Conference 6th July 2011