Noel Gallagher set to fly into Birmingham's NIA with new band

As one half of the infamous ‘Gallagher brothers’, the return of Noel Gallagher has been a long-awaited one but the wait will soon be over when he visits Birmingham’s NIA with his solo moniker, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Since the big Oasis split in 2009, which saw Noel and brother Liam publicly parting ways, the two have been hitting headlines with various solo projects and now Noel has announced that he’ll be heading to Birmingham on 1 March 2012, as part of a seven date tour of the UK and Ireland. The news comes the day after Noel’s first solo album hit the top of the UK Album Charts.

The band, which hails from Manchester and features former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, The Lemon Trees’ drummer Jeremy Stacey and percussionist Lenny Castro, will perform tracks from their debut album including ‘The Death of You and Me’, which was released this summer and received rave reviews. The live show will also see Gallagher perform the band’s new song ‘AKA... What a Life’, which made its debut on a Vauxhall television advert, and ‘If I Had A Gun’.” Not forgetting his roots, Noel will also treat fans to some of his best-loved classics.

The concept for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds came after the Oasis star was inspired by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and a track called ‘High Flying Bird’ by 60s American psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane. It marks a new chapter for Noel following his and Liam’s public feud and he hopes will see him continue producing hits like ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Some Might Say’ that he’s best known for. 

Tickets for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds go on sale this Friday 28 October at 9am, priced £59.50, £45.00 and £35.00 (plus booking and transaction fees). They are available from The Ticket Factory: or 0844 338 8000.

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