Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce 2023 UK arena tour


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today confirm 2023 headline arena dates across the UK, calling at Hull, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and finishing in Liverpool on 21st December.

Tickets will be available for special pre-sale on Wednesday 29th March for fans who pre-order the forthcoming new album, Council Skies, via the official Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds STORE and on general ticket sale HERE from 9:00am BST Friday 31st March. These arena dates follow an already busy summer schedule for the band playing a string of outdoor venues across the country.

Taken From Forthcoming New Album ‘Council Skies’ 

Out 2nd June 2023 (via Sour Mash Records)

Available to Pre-Order Now Here

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023 UK Arena Tour Dates:

30 August                   Hull Bonus Arena

14 December             London OVO Arena Wembley

15 December             Birmingham Utilita Arena

17 December             Cardiff International Arena

18 December             Leeds First Direct Arena

20 December             Glasgow OVO Hydro

21 December             Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

The tour announcement follows the release of Dead To The World, a remarkable new track taken from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ eagerly anticipated fourth studio album Council Skies, due for release 2nd June (via Sour Mash Records). Listen here and watch the lyric video here.

The epic ‘Dead To The World’ is “by some distance my favourite tune on the album,” Noel says. “It has this film noir vibe. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever done before. It’s very melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet somewhere in the middle and turn that into music.”

The release of ‘Dead To The World’ follows fan excitement as mysterious orchestral clips filmed by Noel himself at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London emerged on social media at the beginning of the year. Watch here.

‘Dead To The World’ is one of several songs on the album that boast strings arranged by the hugely talented Rosie Danvers, a long-time High Flying Birds collaborator. Noel says “Rosie gets what I do. Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road… that’s one of the great privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”

Recent singles taken from the forthcoming album, Pretty Boy and Easy Now, were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions by fans and media alike, including significant national radio support.  Earlier this month Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released The Cure’s Robert Smith’s remix of Pretty Boy, taking the single to a new spaced-out dimension. 

Council Skies, is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture discplus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats which also include a stunning live session version of Live Forever and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track Council Skies will be included with all album pre-orders via the official store.

The upcoming UK live run will mark Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ first UK shows since performing on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June 2022, delivering a career-spanning set to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. The show was the culmination of a summer of acclaimed sold-out outdoor venues across the UK.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ December 2023 UK arena tour dates will follow an array of UK outdoor venue & festival performances, including a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park in August. The High Flying Birds have also confirmed a 26-date USA tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage. The live dates begin in tandem with the release of Council Skies on June 2nd and run throughout the summer. Tickets for the US tour and summer live performances are on sale now here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play the following outdoor headline UK & Irish shows this summer;

21 July                         Buckinghamshire – Pennfest

23 July                         Nottingham, Wollaton Park – Splendour In The Park Festival

28 July                         London, Crystal Palace Bowl – South Facing Festival

30 July                         Brighton – On The Beach

04 August                   Bingley Weekender

05 August                   Saffron Waldon, Essex – Audley End

19 August                   Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle

20 August                   Sedgefield, Co Durham – Hardwick Festival

24 August                   Somerset, Taunton Vivary Park

26 August                   Manchester, Wythenshawe Park

27 August                   Dublin, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

01 September             Sheffield, Don Valley Bowl – Rock N Roll Circus

Tickets available now here

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

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