Noel Gallagher explains why he includes Oasis songs in his solo sets

"I wouldn’t have the scissors on an Oasis song… I’m aware of what those songs mean to people."

Noel Gallagher has spoken about why he includes certain Oasis songs in his solo sets in a conversation with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

Appearing on the metal drummer’s Beats 1 show, ‘It’s Electric!’, Gallagher spoke on leaving Oasis and the importance of his twenty-year-old songs to his fans.

Speaking about his first solo ventures playing Oasis songs, Noel said: “When I first started, I used to do 20 songs and 12 of them were Oasis songs, and that’s pure necessity. Now it’s down to five.”

“The only conscious thing that I would do, because those songs are part of people’s lives particularly in England, I wouldn’t have Charlotte [Marionneau] play the scissors on an Oasis song…I’m aware of what those songs mean to people.”

Elsewhere he spoke on what the classic Oasis songs means to him now: “Those songs got me to where I am now and I wouldn’t be that arrogant as to go out and not perform at least five or six [Oasis songs]. I wish I could do ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ and ‘Slide Away’ and maybe some of the earlier stuff but they just don’t suit my voice”.

Part 1 of the interview on It’s Electric! with Lars Ulrich airs on Beats 1 this Sunday (April 8) at 11pm. Part 2 will broadcast at 11pm on the following Sunday (April 15). Listen to the show here.

Noel recently reacted to the news that, according to the listeners of Radio X, Oasis’ ‘Live Forever’ is the best British song of all time. Gallagher said: “I’m just trying to be better than myself, which as we now know is virtually impossible”.

Noel Gallagher is set to head out on tour to support his latest album, ‘Who Built The Moon?’. Full dates are below and tickets are available here.

APRIL
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

MAY
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

JUNE
Friday 15 – WOODSTOCK Blenheim Palace

JULY
Friday 6 – SCARBOROUGH Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Saturday 7 – LONDON Old Royal Naval College
Thursday 19 – EDINBURGH Castle