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17 Apr
2012

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performed “AKA…What A Life” and “Don’t Look Back In Anger” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch both songs in the video below:

16 Nov
2011

KROQ 106.7 FM has announced the lineup for night 2 of the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas set for Saturday, December 10, 2011 & Sunday December 11, 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Who’s playing?

THE BLACK KEYS
CAGE THE ELEPHANT
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
GROUPLOVE
JANE’S ADDICTION
MUMFORD & SONS
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

Exclusive KROQ Street Team On-Sale for Night One: Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00AM PST. Exclusive KROQ Street Team On-Sale for Night Two: Friday, November 18th at 10:00AM PST. Tickets are available online at Livenation.com/Ticketmaster.com only; you must be a member of the KROQ street team to get the password. Go to KROQ.com right now and become a member of the KROQ Street Team.

Proceeds from the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to benefit the following charities:

Para Los Niños – Para Los Niños is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support. Al Wooten Jr. Heritage – Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center provides a safe after-school environment where hundreds of boys and girls in South Central Los Angeles participate in tutoring, learn important social skills and are guided to succeed in school and enter college.

13 Nov
2011

By Ryan Thomas

If Noel Gallagher’s head is stuck in the 60’s heyday of Britpop, then opening act The Hours are lost in a labyrinth of 80’s glory. At least this is what appeared to be the case Saturday night at Boston’s Wang Center. Both bands were equally British, accents alone revealing the fact, but of separate eras completely. The Hours worked up a heated jungle groove in one song before washing the theater with a lush cloud of textured sound, slightly evoking Duran Duran and Echo and the Bunnymen in vocals and instrumentation. Their careful key and guitar arrangements were reminiscent of the best possible examples of the 80’s most over-produced acts. Occasionally you could hear a Brian Eno-ish guitar squall underscoring a delayed keyboard making like wind chimes. As tight as they sound, they sound like they were meant for sold out arenas, even as the lead vocalist channels shades of Bono.

It was fitting to hear the Beatles’s “Ticket to Ride” played in the overhead speakers before Noel and friends took the stage, considering his clear affections for the band proven in his tenure with Oasis. When he finally came on, it was with acoustic guitar, and the first song was “(It’s Good) To Be Free.” Sounding like a raw, outlaw folk song, the song was stripped down to a simple effective essence. Lyrically, the underlying themes are easy to read into: Noel is decidedly free from the constant civil war that was Oasis and onto a new chapter in his musical diary.

The second song set the tone for the show: jabbing riffs, a three-chord electric guitar verse, sounding a bit like the Ramones if they practiced their instruments more. A lot of the songs through the night had Noel wielding an electric guitar, throwing off that strummy-vibe so associated with his former act.

Noel played material in a new vein, though he did often display how many tricks he learned from the Ray Davies (that is aside from alienating his brother): descending minor chords a la the Kinks‘ “Sunny Afternoon” were frequent, as were jaunty ragtime-piano medleys. Being that the band was only a five-piece, there was no room for an actual orchestra to glam out his songs in the typical Oasis fashion, which was a bit unfortunate. There were times when a struggling organ tried to fill in where a horn section should have been. And violins were only synthetic or interpreted by a wailing electric guitar. Everywhere else though, the sound was heavy and powerful.

Crunchy chords and jazz organ filled much of the night, and it was in Noel’s chord progressions that his voice was made so distinct. Choruses were often a four-chord jab, the sort of Beatles-y melody consisting of three major chords and a minor. Simple as the chord arrangements were, they were effectively simple and incredibly easy to sing-along with. And so everyone did.

There were two major categories of concert attendees, being fans of Noel’s High Flying Birds and Oasis fans settling with the next best thing. For the latter, it didn’t take long before they got their dues: actual Oasis songs! Song eight was “Wonderwall,” which came out of the fog shyly like a timid child making sure the coast is clear: spotlight cast on Noel with his trusty acoustic. Slight organ in the background. Then the lyrics kicked in, the same ones heard at so many a frat party and college dorm room. It was easy to tell when an Oasis song was being performed: EVERYONE was singing along. The very last song, during the encore, was “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” When the triumphant 90’s nostalgia-gasm of a chorus kicked in, two well-intoxicated bros in the audience high-fived like they were mid-beer commercial. “So Sally can wait. She knows it’s too late…” everyone chanted gayly, and Liam’s absence was negligible to say the least.

Aside from the Oasis nuggets, the most memorable songs were: “What a Life,” “If I Had a Gun,” and the “Death of You and Me.” They are easy to find and incredibly radio-friendly, as is the case with any Oasis song.

11 Nov
2011

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performed “If I Had A Gun” on Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below:

08 Nov
2011


The debut album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is out now. The album, released through Mercury and Noel’s own label Sour Mash Records, features 10 brand new tracks and includes the hit singles ‘The Death Of You And Me,’ ‘AKA… What A Life!’ and ‘If I Had A Gun…’.

The CD / DVD and iTunes LP both come with 40 minutes of exclusive video footage including the making of documentary, ‘It’s Never Too Late To Be What U Might Have Been’, the video for ‘The Death Of You And Me’ and ‘The Making Of The Death Of You And Me’.

The album is available for purchase through:

Official Store
iTunes (LP Version)
Amazon (Deluxe Version)

Check out the videos for ‘The Death Of You And Me’ followed by ‘AKA… What A Life!’ and ‘If I Had A Gun…’ (Make sure to watch them in that order and you will see an interesting story unfold…)

Noel starts his first ever US tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds this week! Also be sure to catch Noel on Letterman this Thursday November 10th and on Conan December 12th.

11.11 Philadelphia, PA
Academy of Music

11.12 Boston, MA
Wang Theatre

11.14 New York, NY
Beacon Theatre

11.15 New York, NY
Beacon Theatre

11.17 Los Angeles, CA
Royce Hall

11.18 Los Angeles, CA
Royce Hall

11.19 San Francisco, CA
Orpheum Theatre

05 Oct
2011


U.K.’s The Hours are excited to announce their return to North America this November for a nine-date tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The dates kick off in Toronto, Ontario on November 7th at Massey Hall and wind down in San Francisco, CA on November 19th at the Orpheum Theater. The Hours will also be releasing a new EP, I Want More, on Adeline Records on November 1, 2011. Grab the title track for free at RollingStone.com

THE HOURS TOUR DATES

11/7 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
11/8 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
11/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
11/12 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
11/14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/15 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall
11/19 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre

http://www.thehours.co.uk/

26 Sep
2011


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds new video for “If I Had A Gun” debuts today at Fuse and on VEVO at http://www.vevo.com/artist/noel-gallagher . The video was directed by Mike Bruce and filmed at The Paramour in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The video features Peyton List from Madmen as the bride and Tim Murphy from Criminal Minds as the father of the bride. The video will debut on MTV and VH-1 tomorrow on September 27th.

Watch the video below:

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 at 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 at www.kimmelcenter.org, Kimmel Center Box Office & Charge By Phone 215.893.1999

November 12 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
On Sale at www.citicenter.org, Wang Theatre & Shubert Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.348.9738

November 14 & 15 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
On Sale at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, Beacon Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.858.0008

November 17 & 18 Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall
On Sale at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations & Charge By Phone 310.825.2101

November 19 San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
On Sale at www.san-francisco-theater.com, Orpheum Theatre Box Office & Charge By Phone 888.746.1799

12 Sep
2011

U.K.’s The Hours are excited to announce their return to North America this November for a nine-date tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The dates kick off in Toronto, Ontario on November 7th at Massey Hall and wind down in San Francisco, CA on November 19th at the Orpheum Theater. The Hours will also be releasing a new EP, I Want More, on Adeline Records on November 1, 2011.

The tour comes one year after The Hours’ first full-length U.S. release, 2010′s It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish. The album saw the band putting their own twist on Brit-pop with songs fueled by soaring choruses and powerful ballads. Produced and mixed by the band and renowned producer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode), the 11-song set features the band’s iconic “Ali In The Jungle,” which was featured in Nike’s 2010 Winter Olympic TV/web campaign The Human Chain (http://bit.ly/aN7LmC). The Guardian hailed the band as “putting every last emotion and sinew in a death-or-glory assault on pop’s heavyweight title” while The Sun said the album is “stunning and they’re great live…and their fans include the Gallaghers, Damon Albarn and Bono.”

One of the most dynamic and provocative rock ensembles on the London music scene today, The Hours got their start when singer-songwriter-guitarist Antony Genn (whose BritPop credentials include stints with Pulp and Elastica), and multi-instrumentalist Martin Slattery (whose resume includes playing with Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape) formed The Mescaleros with then-former Clash-frontman Joe Strummer in 1999. The Mescaleros performed their first gig in Genn’s hometown of Sheffield in June 1999 and Antony (who’d been all of eight years old when London Calling first hit the record store racks) co-wrote and co-produced Rock Art & the X Ray Style, the highly-acclaimed album that marked Strummer’s long-awaited return to music. The Hours’ music has inspired contributions from a variety of high-profile artists. Damien Hirst, the controversial post-modern UK artist, threw his support behind the band and developed the representative clock-eyed skull logo used in The Hours’ artwork and onstage set. Likewise, the music video for “See The Light” features actress Sienna Miller and was directed by the legendary Tony Kaye (American History X). Watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI8mZVp3bG4 .

THE HOURS TOUR DATES

11/7 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
11/8 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall
11/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
11/12 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
11/14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/15 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall
11/19 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre

http://www.thehours.co.uk/

30 Aug
2011

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.

www.noelgallagher.com

www.facebook.com/noelgallaghermusic

www.twitter.com/noelgallagher

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

Live Chat

Noel Gallagher – Press Conference 6th July 2011