The principal songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for multi-platinum, award-winning mega-band Oasis will perform one show in New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on March 24 before flying to Australia for select capital city shows and a headline performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest in 2016.
In addition to tracks lifted from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ 2011 self-titled album and current LP Chasing Yesterday, recent UK set lists have included Oasis classics such as: ‘Champagne Supernova’, ‘The Masterplan’, ‘Whatever’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.
Last on our shores in 2012 for a headline spot at the Big Day Out and run of sold-out sideshows, these Australasian performances come on the back of Gallagher’s critically acclaimed RIANZ Top 12; ARIA top-ten and UK #1 album Chasing Yesterday released earlier this year.
In October Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds were honoured with the reader voted Q Award for Best Album of 2015, adding to Gallagher’s long list of accolades, which include the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection in 2013, the NME Godlike Genius Award in 2012 and the Q Icon Award.
In Australia to top the bill on the 2016 East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, these shows are a part of an extensive world tour which has included headline dates at some of the world’s biggest music festivals: T in the Park, Latitude, Governors Ball (USA), Benicassim and Fuji Rock (Japan).
With Oasis, Gallagher helped shape Britpop and define a generation, now having sold more than 70 million albums and rising. From the early 1990’s the band recorded countless songs across their eight albums, earning a place in the Guinness Book Of Records for scoring 22 consecutive Top Ten singles, before splitting in 2009.
December marks the 20th anniversary of Oasis’ era-defining (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? LP, one of Britain’s biggest ever selling albums that have cumulated sales of more than 22 million copies to date.
Don’t miss the next chapter in music history, and catch legend Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live in 2016.