Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to play hometown Manchester gig

Jun - 29 2018 | no comments

Absolute Radio is set to create a moment in music history by bringing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to Manchester for a hometown gig to remember.

Noel will perform at the iconic 1,500 capacity O2 Ritz venue for the first time in his career. The show, on the 18th July will also be one of the smallest and most intimate performances of his world tour.

The gig was announced on Dave Berry’s Breakfast Show this morning, where it was revealed that tickets will be available from, as well as up for grabs via competitions on Absolute Radio.

Speaking about the upcoming gig, Dave Berry said “When Absolute Radio asked Noel to play a gig in Manchester, he jumped at the chance. Not only does he get to play in front of a home crowd, but it means he can also pop in for a tea at his Mum’s. It’s a win, win.”

‘Who Built the Moon?’, the third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, was released in November 2017 on Sour Mash Records and debuted at Number 1, achieving gold certification in less than two weeks after its release – making it a hat trick of Number 1 solo records following 2011’s eponymous album and 2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’. This is also a record-breaking 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album for Noel – no other act has a perfect streak of Number 1 studio albums as long as Noel.