Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today confirm 2023 headline arena dates across the UK, calling at Hull, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and finishing in Liverpool on 21st December. Tickets will be available for special pre-sale on Wednesday 29th March for fans who pre-order the forthcoming new album ‘Council Skies’, via the official Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds STORE and on general ticket sale HERE from 9AM BST Friday 31st March. These arena dates follow an already busy summer schedule for the band playing a string of outdoor venues across the country.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023 UK Arena Tour Dates:
30 Aug Hull, Bonus Arena
14 Dec London, OVO Arena Wembley
15 Dec Birmingham, Utilita Arena Birmingham
17 Dec Cardiff, Cardiff International Arena
18 Dec Leeds, First Direct Arena
20 Dec Glasgow, OVO Hydro
21 Dec Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
The tour announcement follows the release of ‘Dead To The World’, a remarkable new track taken from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ eagerly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Council Skies’, due for release 2nd June via Sour Mash Records. Listen here and watch the lyric video here.
The epic ‘Dead To The World’ is “by some distance my favourite tune on the album,” Noel says. “It has this film noir vibe. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever done before. It’s very melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet somewhere in the middle and turn that into music.”
The release of ‘Dead To The World’ follows fan excitement as mysterious orchestral clips filmed by Noel himself at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London emerged on social media at the beginning of the year. Watch here.
‘Dead To The World’ is one of several songs on the album that boast strings arranged by the hugely talented Rosie Danvers, a long-time High Flying Birds collaborator. Noel says “Rosie gets what I do. Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road… that’s one of the great privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”
Recent singles taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘Easy Now’, were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions by fans and media alike, including significant national radio support. Earlier this month Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released The Cure’s Robert Smith’s remix of ‘Pretty Boy’, taking the single to a new spaced-out dimension.
‘Council Skies’, is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7″, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats which also include a stunning live session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ will be included with all album pre-orders via the official store.
The upcoming UK live run will mark Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ first UK shows since performing on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June 2022, delivering a career-spanning set to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. The show was the culmination of a summer of acclaimed sold-out outdoor venues across the UK.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ December 2023 UK Arena Tour dates will follow an array of UK outdoor venue & festival performances, including a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park in August. The High Flying Birds have also confirmed a 26 date USA tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage. The live dates begin in tandem with the release of ‘Council Skies’ on June 2nd and run throughout the summer. Tickets for the US tour and summer live performances are on sale now here.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play the following outdoor shows this summer:
21 Jul Buckinghamshire, Pennfest (Headlining)
23 Jul Nottingham, Wollaton Park Splendour Festival (Headlining)
28 Jul London, Crystal Palace Bowl
30 Jul Brighton, On The Beach (Headlining)
05 Aug Saffron Waldon, Essex Audley End
19 Aug Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle
20 Aug Sedgefield, Co Durham Hardwick Festival (Headlining)
24 Aug Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park
26 Aug Manchester, Wythenshawe Park
27 Aug Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
01 Sep Sheffield, Rock N Roll Circus, Don Valley Bowl (Headlining)
Deluxe ‘Council Skies’ Album Tracklist:
- I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
- Pretty Boy
- Dead To The World
- Open The Door, See What You Find
- Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
- Easy Now
- Council Skies
- There She Blows!
- Love Is A Rich Man
- Think Of A Number
- Don’t Stop…
- We’re Gonna Get There In The End
- Mind Games
- Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
- Dead To The World (Instrumental)
- Council Skies (Instrumental)
- Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
- I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
- Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12″ Remix)
- Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
- Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
- Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
- Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)