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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
   
Number of songs: 5 | Total weeks on charts: 44
Appearing in a total number of: 18 charts | Total period running: 264 days
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2011 as the solo moniker of former Oasis lead guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher. The band consists of former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees, The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard and guitarist Tim Smith. The band also has a variety of guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings. 

Since his departure from Oasis in August 2009, many speculated that Gallagher might record a solo album. In July 2011, he held a press conference to confirm that this was the case, after denying rumours from his brother Liam Gallagher that he had already heard the tracks featured on it. He also explained that he would be collaborating with Amorphous Androgynous for a second album that was due for release in 2012. 

The singles for Gallagher's debut album are "The Death of You and Me", "If I Had a Gun...", "AKA... What a Life!", ""Dream On"" and "Everybody's on the Run". AKA... What a Life! made its debut on a Vauxhall television advertisement. 

Gallagher announced that he will begin touring a week after the album is released. He stated, "We're going to go out on tour a week after the album is out. We're going to start off slow in small theatres. If it's good enough to get bigger than that then it'll get bigger than that. I don't think there'll be a huge great big tour this year. I think this year it'll be a quick whizz around the world and try and do the major cities and then it will probably be a bigger tour next year." 

Gallagher explained in an interview with Jonathan Ross on The Jonathan Ross Show that the inspiration for the band's name was from two sources. The idea to prefix the name with "Noel Gallagher's" was formed whilst washing up dishes listening to the album Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, while the latter part of the name is taken from the song "High Flying Bird" by Jefferson Airplane.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in the news
Noel Gallagher To Release First Official Book, 'Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)' (20/09/2018) Mercury Prize 2018 Shortlist (26/07/2018)
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Reveal Album Opener 'Fort Knox' (28/10/2017) U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 (26/10/2017)
Apple Music To Host A Special Performance By Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In London On November 1, 2017 (20/10/2017) U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017: Biggest Tour Of The Year Surpasses 2.4 Million Tickets Sold (06/07/2017)
U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - The Tour Of The Year Gets Extended! (06/06/2017) U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - 1.1 Million Tickets Sold Within 24 Hours! (18/01/2017)
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Legendary Singer Tom Jones To Release New Album "Long Lost Suitcase" On December 4, 2015 (23/11/2015)
Songs by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds





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