Noel Gallagher Announces Major Dublin Show For Summer 2023
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play in Dublin this summer. Oasis’ former lead guitarist will play at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Sunday, 27 August.
Primal Scream and Happy Mondays have been announced as support acts for the Dublin show. Tickets, priced €49.90 including booking fees, go on sale this Friday, 27 January at 9am.
The Dublin show completes an extended run of open air summer shows that will follow the release of Noel Gallagher’s new album Council Skies, due for release on 2 June.
Council Skies will released on via Sour Mash Records and is available to pre-order now. Available on CD, LP, HD Digital, 3LP and 2CD Deluxe limited-edition formats featuring remixes by The Cure’s Robert Smith, and Pet Shop Boys.
From the evocative album title to the cover art, to the lyrics themselves, Council Skies sees Noel Gallagher reclaiming his past and paying homage to his Mancunian roots. His most varied and accomplished solo record to date, Noel’s fourth solo studio album is a record framed by confidence, risk-taking, surefooted creative freedom, and great emotional depth.
Council Skies was recorded at Noel’s own Lone Star Sound Recording Studios in London, with the album’s lusciously orchestrated strings recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Produced by Noel with long-time collaborator Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, the album also features performances from Johnny Marr on three tracks, including recent single Pretty Boy. Council Skies takes its title from a book by revered northern illustrator and friend of Noel, artist Pete McKee. It covers themes of youthful yearning, and unbridled ambition.
Speaking of the album, Noel says: “It’s going back to the beginning. Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be … that’s as true to me now as it was in the early ‘90s. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that,” he says. “Top of the Pops on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be. I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album released in October that year. The album went double platinum in the UK, platinum in Ireland and has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. The band also played Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June 2022.
Pre-order Council Skies here.