Noel Gallagher reveals the one gig that’s made him feel nervous

And it was pretty recently

Noel Gallagher has revealed the one gig that made him feel nervous.

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Speaking to Flood Magazine about his new album and upcoming tour, the former Oasis guitarist discussed how he never usually gets stage fright.

However, he confessed that the recent reopening gig at Manchester Arena following the terrorist attack on an Ariana Grande concert proved to be one of the most difficult of his career.


“I’ve never gotten nervous before a gig in my entire life. One show I’ve been nervous for, it was just recently in Manchester.

“I was all tied up in the emotion of the night and all that,” Gallagher said.

He added: “For standalone gigs and tours, even going on stage in front of all those people, it’s like, ‘They’re all here to see me and here I am, so bring it on.’”

The We Are Manchester benefit gig in September saw performances from Rick Astley, Pixie Lott and Blossoms, before Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headlined.


Comedian Russell Kane hosted the event. Read our full report from the We Are Manchester benefit gig here.

Many believed that Gallagher cried onstage during his performance of the Oasis track ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, however he later revealed to Chris Moyles that he did not.

Tweets from brother Liam’s account criticised Noel’s performance as a “PR stunt”, however Liam has since claimed his account was hacked.


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