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20 April 2023

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Share New Single, ‘Council Skies’

Noel Gallagher
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released their new single Council Skies – the powerful title track of the eagerly anticipated new studio album, due for release 2 June via Sour Mash Records.

Sign up for the official music video YouTube premiere here, taking place tonight (20 April) at 6PM BST.

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Noel reflects “All the dreams I had as a youth were underneath council skies.” Council Skies opens an introspective and personal commentary on Noel’s most formative years, and the wider themes of the forthcoming album. Wistful and evocative, the track has layered instrumentation, including strings recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

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 previously released Robert Smith remix of Pretty Boy 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 release of Council Skies will kick start a huge summer for the band, starting with a 26 date USA tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage which will begin on 2nd June. The band then return to the UK to play an array of UK outdoor shows & headline festival performances, including a massive homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August Bank Holiday weekend. Also recently announced – a full UK arena tour throughout December 2023. Tickets are on sale here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds UK Summer Shows:

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)
04 Aug Bingley, Bingley Weekender (Headlining)
05 Aug Saffron Waldon, Essex Audley End
19 Aug Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle
20 Aug Sedgefield, Co Durham Hardwick Festival
24 Aug Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park
26 Aug Manchester, Wythenshawe Park
27 Aug Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
30 Aug Hull, Bonus Arena
01 Sep Sheffield, Rock N Roll Circus, Don Valley Bowl (Headlining)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023 UK Arena Tour Dates:

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

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