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."

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