Noel Gallagher reveals details of debut solo UK tour

02/08/11

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has announced dates for his first solo UK tour since confirming details of his debut solo album.

The ex-Oasis guitarist will play gigs in Dublin, Edinburgh and London in October.

The Dublin gig will mark Gallagher's first with his new live band High Flying Birds.

Tickets for the shows go on general sale on Friday 5 August with the guitarist already confirming that he will play Oasis tracks on the tour.

Oasis' songs

He made the announcement at a press conference promoting his debut album last month.

Gallagher said: "They're my songs and I wrote them all by myself. I'm proud of them and what they mean to other people.

"You've got to be on stage and see what the reaction is of the crowd when you play Don't Look Back in Anger."

Unfortunately those songs are like drugs to me. I don't think I'd ever do a gig without playing them. That would be crazy
Noel Gallagher

Gallagher said the 10 tracks on his first solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds would not be enough to fill up a full set list, meaning he would have to play Oasis songs on tour.

His brother Liam refuses to play Oasis songs with his solo band, Beady Eye.

"Unfortunately those songs are like drugs to me," said Noel. "I don't think I'd ever do a gig without playing them. That would be crazy.

"That would be like Paul McCartney doing the O2 and just playing Wings stuff."

Noel's first single The Death Of You & Me is released on 21 August.

It's taken from his debut solo album of the same name due for release on 17 October.

The tour dates are:

Dublin's Olympia Theatre - 23 October

Edinburgh Usher Hall - 27

London Hammersmith Apollo - 29