Noel Gallagher learnt from Oasis tours

Noel Gallagher learnt good touring practise in Oasis, which he hopes will help him on his upcoming series of shows across the world

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Noel Gallagher learnt good touring practise in Oasis.

The 47-year-old singer admitted his days touring with his former band have influenced his current gigging practise, as he knows he needs to behave to ensure his live show doesn't suffer.

Speaking to Absolute Radio's Pete Mitchell, he said: "So all the things that we should have avoided doing in Oasis, I can avoid those now and kind of keep all the good bits and try and somehow bring that into what I do.

"It's one of things where Oasis maybe suffered in that you've got to be on it from nine o'clock every night. That means you can't be still up shouting and singing Beatle songs off a balcony at five o'clock in the morning. You can't."

The Britpop musician made the comments shortly before taking to the stage with his band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, at intimate London venue the Rivoli Ballroom where he performed an hour-long secret set for lucky Absolute Radio competition winners on Friday (27.03.15).

Performing stellar hits from their eponymous 2011 debut release including 'Everybody's On the Run' and 'Dream On', the band were celebrated by the audience of superfans who sang along to the well known tracks, and chanted the music icon's name between tracks.

Interjecting songs with some hilarious foul-mouthed audience interaction, Noel and his band were on top form with set highlights including pacey new single 'Ballad of the Mighty I' and 2011 single 'If I Had a Gun...'.

Despite vowing not to perform any Oasis songs during the set because, "a) I've got a f***ing album to sell, and b) you got in for f**k all," the performance culminated in a mass sing-a-long to fan-favourite 1995 B-side 'The Masterplan', providing the perfect conclusion to a gig showcasing the talents of one of Britain's most respected musicians.

Fans can listen to the full radio broadcast of the gig and interview on Sunday April 12 from 6pm on Absolute Radio. For more information head to www.absoluteradio.co.uk.

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