Noel Gallagher wants his gigs to “feel like a sexless orgy”

  • 16 Apr, 2018

    Noel Gallagher has spoken about the tension that he creates at his gigs, revealing that he wants his shows to “feel like a sexless orgy”.

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    The Oasis turned solo star was speaking to Q while on the road in America, before his UK tour kicks off later this month.

    Speaking of the energy from himself and the High Flying Birds, Gallagher said of his current tour: “It feels like a sexless orgy, which is exactly what I designed it to feel like.

    “Musicians are only a few letters different to magicians. Sometimes they think that vibe continues backstage after the show. It doesn’t and is clearly specified in their contracts. ‘This is a job guys, it’s not the damn 60s.'”

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    As for his famous lack of stage banter, Gallagher continued: “I aim to get those cats begging for me to speak, that is the perfect state to have them in.


    “Then all I need to do is drop a mumbled ‘good evening’ into the mic and the deranged bastards whoop and holler like I’m Martin Luther King talking about his dream. It has taken many years, countless diagrams, strange rituals and the suspicious death of a business partner to calibrate the balance of music and talk.

    Gallagher added: “I feel I have it right at the moment but the world changes fast, I feel like a kitten in a tumble dryer some days.”

    Noel Gallagher tour dates and tickets

    Meanwhile, Gallagher’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.

    Sunday 22 – BRIGHTON Centre
    Tuesday 24 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
    Wednesday 25 – ABERDEEN AECC BHGE Arena
    Friday 27 – LONDON SSE Arena, Wembley
    Monday 30 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
    Tuesday 1 – BIRMINGHAM Arena Birmingham
    Thursday 3 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
    Friday 4 – MANCHESTER Arena
    Saturday 5 – ABERDEEN Cafe Drummonds
    Sunday 6 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
    Monday 7 – LEEDS first direct Arena
    Wednesday 9 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
    Thursday 10 – DUBLIN 3Arena
    Sunday 27 – WARRINGTON Victoria Park
    Friday 15 – WOODSTOCK Blenheim Palace
    Friday 6 – SCARBOROUGH Scarborough Open Air Theatre
    Saturday 7 – LONDON Old Royal Naval College
    Thursday 19 – EDINBURGH Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
    Saturday 1 – BRISTOL Clifton Downs