Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is available to play Glastonbury, suggesting that he might take his guitar and play regardless of whether he is officially booked for the festival or not.
Gallagher appeared as a guest on the XFM Breakfast show with Jon Holmes this morning, the same morning the video for his new single ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ was revealed. He was quizzed on his previously stated interest in playing this year’s festival, revealing that he has not heard anything from organisers yet.
“It’s still very much up in the air as far as I know,” he said. “If I’m not playing, I’m going! So I’ll be there. I always keep that weekend free if I can. I will state again I’m available, I’m gonna be there, shall I bring my amp and guitar? Shall I?”
The High Flying Birds musician also dismissed the idea of Oasis following the likes of Michael Jackson, Abba and Queen by turning their music into a musical stage show.
“Somebody did talk to me once about doing a musical, he was an American dude. After I’d stopped laughing I realised that he’d walked off! He was like, ‘The rags to riches story of Oasis.’ After I’d belly-laughed and spewed up my drink, I realised he wasn’t there anymore. I don’t think it’ll be happening anytime soon.”
Gallagher’s upcoming record ‘Chasing Yesterday’ will be his second solo studio album and features his new single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’. Johnny Marr features on the track ‘The Ballad Of Mighty I’. The full tracklisting is:
‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
‘The Girl With X-Ray Eyes’
‘Lock All The Doors’
‘The Dying Of The Light’
‘The Right Stuff’
‘While The Song Remains The Same’
‘You Know We Can’t Go Back’
‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’
Gallagher will play a series of UK tour dates to support the album’s release next year, starting with a gig at Belfast Odyssey Arena on March 3 and finishing with a show at London O2 Arena on March 10. The full dates are:
Belfast Odyssey Arena (March 3)
Dublin 3 Arena (4)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (7)
Manchester Arena (9)
London O2 Arena (10)