Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol's U.S. tour dates, St. Paul show
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December.
And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, who was always the creative heart of Oasis, will be bringing his far more interesting post-Oasis band to the Twin Cities for the first time this October.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play a co-headlining show with Snow Patrol at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on October 31.
And while the Beady Eye show at First Ave was a bit disappointing, with most of their songs coming across sounding like late-period Oasis B-sides, Noel has taken his new band in more of an interesting direction. Gallagher has expanded on the pop sensibilities he honed in his former group and stretched out his sonic parameters a bit, while growing more inventive and adventurous with his current sound. We'll see how that translates live, especially in a cavernous live venue that has struggled with inconsistent sound issues over the years.
Noel is promising to dust off some Oasis classics during the performance with his High Flying Birds, something that his brother Liam didn't dare to do during Beady Eye's set. So this will be as close as Oasis fans can get to hearing those familiar radio-friendly rock songs while the Gallagher brothers continue their ongoing spat that brought their former chart-topping band to a rather undignified end.
And co-headliners Snow Patrol will be making their second visit to the area in 2012, after their somewhat disappointing, sold-out State Theatre show in April was plagued by frontman Gary Lightbody's nagging vocal issues. Hopefully, this performance goes off without a hitch, and the longtime UK hitmakers deliver a set worthy of the celebratory nature that Halloween conjures up.
Tickets for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol double-bill go on-sale this Saturday, July 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased directly at the Xcel Energy box office, as well as at all Ticketmaster locations and online.
Here is the current list of 2012 North American tour dates for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol:
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS & SNOW PATROL 2012 TOUR
October 23 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
October 24 Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater
October 25 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
October 27 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Centre
October 28 Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral
October 30 Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall
October 31 Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
November 1 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
November 3 Hammond, IN @ The Venue At Horseshoe
November 4 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
November 5 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
November 7 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
November 8 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
November 9 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
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