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Noel Gallagher confirms tour support
Noel Gallagher has confirmed Reverend and the Makers will support him on his forthcoming tour.
The ‘AKA… What a Life’ hitmaker revealed the ‘Silence is Talking’ group will plays shows in Manchester, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Glasgow, London and Birmingham on his upcoming UK solo arena tour later this year, which he has extended by seven dates due to high demand.
Noel has added gigs in Sheffield on February 19, Liverpool on September 6 and Cardiff on September 9 to his list of shows, which will see him perform songs from his number one debut album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’.
He will also be joined by a three-piece brass section and the choirs Crouch End Festival Chorus and Hertfordshire Chorus.
The tour – which now consists of 14 dates – will kick-off at Manchester’s MEN Arena on February 13 before finishing at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on September 12.
In August 2011, Noel’s first three ever dates of his ‘High Flying Birds’ project sold out in six minutes ahead of the trio of gigs in October.
The shows even sold out quicker than rival band Beady Eye – which were formed by Noel’s brother Liam and other members of Oasis at the time of their split in 2009 – when they announced their six debut shows in November 2010.
Noel Gallagher’s 2012 UK and Ireland tour dates:
February 13 – Manchester, Manchester Evening News Arena
February 14 – Aberdeen, P&J Arena
February 16 – Belfast, Odyssey Arena
February 17 – Dublin, The O2
February 19 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
February 23 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
February 24 – Glasgow, SECC Hall 4
February 26 – London, The O2
March 1 – Birmingham, NIA
July 17 – Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle
September 4 – Bournemouth, BIC
September 6 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
September 9 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
September 12 – Nottingham – Capital FM Arena