Noel Gallagher not confident of stadium show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2011
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher doesn't think he will ''ever play in stadiums'' as a solo artist because there won't be the demand for it

Noel Gallagher doesn't think he will "ever play in stadiums" as a solo artist.

The former Oasis guitarist - who has recorded two albums, one with dance collective Amorphous Androgynous, and his first release entitled 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' - does not think there will a "demand" for him to perform at big arenas, such as Wembley Stadium on London, as he used to when he was a member of the Manchester group.

He told NME magazine: "I don't see me ever being able to stand on a stage in a stadium, like a jobbing f***ing minstrel with an acoustic guitar, and pull it off for an hour and a half. I just don't think I've got that in me. Bands have got more power than f***ing jobbing songwriters.

"I don't see me ever paying stadiums. I don't think the demand will be there. I could probably do an arena in Manchester. Probably. But I dunno, I'm just gonna see where it goes."

The 44-year-old musician recently admitted he is "dreading" doing live performance of new track 'What A Life!', which is on his first release 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', because it is a dance track.

He added: "I'm dreading playing a song called 'What A Life!' because it's kind of, for want of a better term, dance music. And I'm 44 and I can't f***ing dance so I don't know what I'm gonna do with that.

"I'm kind of nervous about that but I'm sure it'll all take shape in rehearsals or something like that."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jul

£45–£70 / 0131 225 9846

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Wed 18 Jul

£55.55 / 0161 236 3234

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