Noel Gallagher kicked off his first solo tour in Dublin at the weekend (Oct 23rd), playing 20 tracks to a packed-out Olympia Theatre. The tour sold out in six minutes when it was announced in August.
Noel included nine Oasis songs in his setlist, from ‘Wonderwall’ to ‘Supersonic’ and an encore of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ and ‘Little By Little’.
It was a good weekend for the former Oasis man; his debut album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ shifted 120,000 units and shot to the top of the album chart, beating Matt Cardle’s effort by 40%.
Half of the crowd at Dublin’s Olympia wasted large parts of the set capturing Noel Gallagher in fuzzy phone vids.
Noel Gallagher begun his set with two Oasis tracks – ‘Whatever’ b-side ‘(It’s Good) To Be Free and ‘Mucky Fingers’ from ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ – before launching into the opening track from his solo debut, ‘Everybody’s On The Run’.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, Noel chose Ireland to kick start the tour as he has so many relatives over there.
Fans clutching tickets gear up for the show. Noel Gallagher’s tour continues in Manchester on October 26th before continuing onto Edinburgh and London. Check for tickets here.
As well as celebrating a triumphant gig and a Number One album, Noel also saw his beloved Manchester City beat Manchester United 6-1 at the weekend. Not a bad few days…
A Noel G t-shirt at the merch stand. Noel was quizzed by Jonathan Ross over the weekend about Liam’s comments on reforming the band for 2015, but refused to be drawn either way.
A happy punter shows off their ticket. If you didn’t manage to snatch one yourselves rejoice – Noel’s just another tour for February and March next year.