High Flying Birds Tour

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High Flying Birds Tour
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Tour by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Associated album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Start date 23 October 2011
End date 13 November 2012
Legs 11
Shows 68 in Europe
40 in North America
13 in Asia
8 in Oceania
7 in South America
136 in Total
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert chronology
High Flying Birds Tour
(2011-12)
Chasing Yesterday Tour
(2015)

The High Flying Birds Tour was the debut solo concert tour by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which took place in 2011 and 2012. The tour was in promotion of the album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Background[edit]

The tour kicked off on October 23 with a sold out show at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin before moving onto Great Britain for a short theatre leg. The band then moved onto North America in November for a short run of shows in the United States and Canada before returning to mainland Europe for another show leg. The band will then make their way to Asia for two shows in Japan before heading to Oceania for some festival shows and two headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne. In February 2012, he kicked off his biggest ever headlining solo shows with a full arena tour in venues across Ireland and Great Britain accompanied by the Crouch End Festival Chorus, Hertfordshire Chorus and a three piece brass section. The band returned once again to North America in March and April which also included appearances in Mexico, and in May a run of gigs in South America was followed by a return to Asia. Summer 2012 will see Noel Gallagher enter the eastern European bloc of Russia, Ukraine and Poland for the first time in his performing career, the Maxidrom Festival in Moscow will see him kick off a run of playing twenty two different festival dates across Europe. There will also be a support to Red Hot Chili Peppers in front of 80,000 people at Croke Park in Dublin during the festival run.

Support Acts[edit]

  • The Minutes - (Leg 1; Dublin)
  • The Electric Soft Parade - (Leg 1; United Kingdom, select dates), (Leg 3; Europe, select dates)
  • Murray James - (Leg 1; United Kingdom, select dates)
  • Folks - (Leg 1; United Kingdom, select dates), (Leg 7; Europe, select dates)
  • Cesar & Parker - (Leg 3; Europe, select date)
  • Deep Sea Arcade - (Leg 6; Australia, Sydney)
  • Immigrant Union - (Leg 6; Australia, Melbourne)
  • Reverend and The Makers - (Leg 7; Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Sheffield, London & Birmingham)
  • Cashier No.9 - (Leg 7; Dublin & Belfast)
  • Kasabian - (Dublin; Marlay Park)
  • The Cribs - (Dublin; Marlay Park)
  • Maverick Sabre - (Dublin; Marlay Park)
  • Snow Patrol - (Leg 11; North America)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers- (Croke Park, Dublin)

Set list[edit]

The band's typical setlist is:

  1. "(It's Good) To Be Free"
  2. "Mucky Fingers" replaced by D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman from September 4, 2012
  3. "Everybody's on the Run"
  4. "Dream On"
  5. "If I Had a Gun..."
  6. "The Good Rebel"
  7. "The Death of You and Me"
  8. "Freaky Teeth"
  9. "Wonderwall" replaced by Whatever from February 2012
  10. "Supersonic"
  11. "D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman" replaced Mucky Fingers from September 4, 2012
  12. "(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine"
  13. "AKA... What a Life!"
  14. "Talk Tonight"
  15. "Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks"
  16. "AKA… Broken Arrow"
  17. "Half the World Away"
  18. "A Simple Game of Genius" 29 May 2012
  19. "(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach"

Encore:

  1. "Whatever" replaced Wonderwall from February 2012
  2. "Little By Little"
  3. "The Importance of Being Idle" replaced by Let the Lord Shine a Light on Me from May 2012 and moved to song #1 in the encore
  4. "Don't Look Back in Anger"

Credits:

  • All tracks written by Noel Gallagher

The setlist comprises around half and half of songs from the High Flying Birds album and from Noel Gallagher’s Oasis back catalogue with new track Freaky Teeth being played without having an official release. At the beginning of the tour Little By Little and Don’t Look Back in Anger swapped positions in the encore with Don't Look Back in Anger being changed from an acoustic version to the last song with a full band version.

For the two Tokyo gigs in January 2012 an acoustic version of Whatever was added to the encore due to the popularity of the song in Japan and the song was also played in Melbourne. Whatever was added permanently to the setlist in place of Wonderwall when the band returned to Europe in March 2012 although Whatever was instead played as the first song of a four song encore, this version of Whatever was played with the full band.

In May 2012 the band played the B-Side "Let the Lord Shine a Light on Me" for the first time.

On 29 May 2012, the same day of Noel's birthday, the band played the digital download edition and Japanese bonus track "A Simple Game of Genius" for the first time.

On 4 September 2012, Noel played "D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman" for the first time, he has continued to play the song since including it in the setlist for the iTunes Festival gig and has subsequently replaced the song "Mucky Fingers" with it. He plays the song in his acoustic set with a majority of his band.

On November 9 "Idler's Dream" was performed for the first time.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
23 October 2011 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre
26 October 2011 Manchester England O2 Apollo Manchester
27 October 2011 Edinburgh Scotland Usher Hall
29 October 2011 London England Hammersmith Apollo
30 October 2011 HMV Forum
31 October 2011 The Roundhouse
North America
5 November 2011 Toronto Canada Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7 November 2011 Massey Hall
8 November 2011
11 November 2011 Philadelphia United States Academy of Music
12 November 2011 Boston Wang Theatre
14 November 2011 New York City Beacon Theatre
15 November 2011
17 November 2011 Los Angeles Royce Hall Auditorium
18 November 2011
19 November 2011 San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
Europe
26 November 2011 Madrid Spain La Riviera
28 November 2011 Milan Italy Discoteca Alcatraz Milano
30 November 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
1 December 2011 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
3 December 2011 Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen Concert Hall
4 December 2011 Cologne Germany Palladium
6 December 2011 Paris France Casino de Paris
North America
10 December 2011 San Diego United States 91X The Wrex Halls
11 December 2011 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
Asia
16 January 2012 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome City Hall
17 January 2012
Oceania
20 January 2012[A] Auckland New Zealand Mount Smart Stadium
22 January 2012[A] Gold Coast Australia Gold Coast Parklands
23 January 2012 Sydney Enmore Theatre
26 January 2012[A] Sydney Showground
29 January 2012[A] Melbourne Flemington Racecourse
31 January 2012 Palais Theatre
3 February 2012[A] Adelaide Adelaide Showgrounds
5 February 2012[A] Perth Claremont Showgrounds
Europe
13 February 2012 Manchester England Manchester Arena
14 February 2012 Aberdeen Scotland Press & Journal Arena
16 February 2012 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
17 February 2012 Dublin Ireland The O2
19 February 2012 Sheffield England Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
23 February 2012 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
24 February 2012 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
26 February 2012 London England The O2 Arena
1 March 2012 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
4 March 2012 Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz
6 March 2012 Paris France Le Grand Rex
8 March 2012 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
9 March 2012 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
11 March 2012 Munich Tonhalle
13 March 2012 Rome Italy Atlantico Live
15 March 2012 Zurich Switzerland Komplex 457
North America
28 March 2012 Washington, D.C. United States Warner Theatre
29 March 2012 Columbus Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
31 March 2012 Detroit Royal Oak Music Theatre
1 April 2012 Chicago Riviera Theatre
3 April 2012 Milwaukee Pabst Theater
4 April 2012 Indianapolis Murat Shrine
6 April 2012 Atlanta The Tabernacle
10 April 2012 Mexico City Mexico Teatro Metropólitan
11 April 2012
14 April 2012[B] Indio United States Empire Polo Club
17 April 2012 San Diego Balboa Theatre
18 April 2012 Phoenix Orpheum Theatre
20 April 2012 Las Vegas Pearl Concert Theater
21 April 2012[B] Indio Empire Polo Club
South America
2 May 2012 São Paulo Brazil Espaço Das Américas
3 May 2012 Rio de Janeiro Vivo Rio
5 May 2012 Córdoba Argentina Orfeo Superdomo
6 May 2012 Buenos Aires Estadio G.E.B.A.
8 May 2012 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club del Paraguay
11 May 2012 Lima Peru Estadio San Marcos (North Tribune)
13 May 2012 Santiago Chile Teatro Caupolicán
Asia
23 May 2012 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
24 May 2012 Nagoya Aichi Arts Center
26 May 2012 Osaka Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
28 May 2012 Seoul South Korea AX Hall
29 May 2012
Europe
11 June 2012[C] Moscow Russia Tushino Airfield
13 June 2012 Kiev Ukraine International Exhibition Centre
14 June 2012[D] Hultsfred Sweden Lake Hulingen
15 June 2012[E] Aarhus Denmark Ådalen
20 June 2012[F] Gdańsk Poland Plac Zebrań Ludowych
22 June 2012[G] Scheeßel Germany Scheeßel Festival Ground
23 June 2012[H] Tuttlingen Take Off Park
24 June 2012[I] Isle of Wight England Seaclose Park
26 June 2012[J] Dublin Ireland Croke Park
29 June 2012[K] Oslo Norway Holmenkollbakken
1 July 2012[L] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
4 July 2012[M] Montreux Switzerland Stravinsky Auditorium
5 July 2012[N] Milan Italy Fiera di Rho
7 July 2012[O] Kinross Scotland Balado Airfield
10 July 2012[P] Argelès-sur-Mer France Argelès-sur-Mer Festival Grounds
12 July 2012[Q] Bern Switzerland Gurten Mountain
13 July 2012[R] Aix-les-Bains France Esplanade du Lac
14 July 2012[S] Benicàssim Spain Benicàssim Festival Grounds
17 July 2012 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Castle
Asia
28 July 2012[T] Naeba Japan Naeba Ski Resort
Europe
16 August 2012[U] Sankt Pölten Austria Green Park St Polten
18 August 2012[V] Chelmsford England Hylands Park
19 August 2012[V] Staffordshire Weston Park
20 August 2012[W] Belfast Northern Ireland Custom House Square
23 August 2012 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
24 August 2012[X] Paris France Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
2 September 2012[Y] Trinity Jersey Royal Jersey Showground
4 September 2012 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre
6 September 2012 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
7 September 2012 London Wembley Arena
9 September 2012 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
10 September 2012 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena
12 September 2012[Z] London The Roundhouse
Asia
20 September 2012 Bangkok Thailand BITEC Hall 106
22 September 2012[AA] Marina Bay Singapore Padang Stage, Singapore Street Circuit
23 September 2012[AB] Village Stage, Singapore Street Circuit
25 September 2012 Kowloon Bay Hong Kong Star Hall
27 September 2012[AB] Taipei Taiwan Taipei World Trade Center
Europe
3 October 2012 Düsseldorf Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
5 October 2012 Florence Italy Teatro Obihall
6 October 2012 Bologna PalaDozza
8 October 2012 Offenbach Germany Capitol Theatre
9 October 2012 Lille France L'Aéronef
11 October 2012 Lyon Transbordeur
12 October 2012 Toulouse Le Bikini
North America
23 October 2012 Portland United States Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
24 October 2012 Seattle WaMu Theater
25 October 2012 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
27 October 2012 Edmonton Edmonton Expo Centre
28 October 2012 Calgary Stampede Corral
30 October 2012 Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall
31 October 2012 Saint Paul United States Roy Wilkins Auditorium
1 November 2012 Kansas City Midland Theatre
3 November 2012 Hammond The Venue at Horseshoe
4 November 2012 Louisville The Louisville Palace
5 November 2012 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
7 November 2012 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre
8 November 2012 Austin Austin Music Hall
9 November 2012 Houston Bayou Music Centre
Europe
13 November 2012 London England O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Olympia Theatre Dublin 1,600 / 1,600 (100%) $98,286[1]
Wang Theatre Boston 2,805 / 3,561 (79%) $122,757[2]
Royce Hall Auditorium Los Angeles 3,260 / 3,260 (100%) $163,590[3]
Orpheum Theatre San Francisco 1,572 / 2,197 (72%) $87,468[4]
Manchester Arena Manchester 14,967 / 15,250 (98%) $1,108,660[5]
Odyssey Arena Belfast 9,700 / 9,700 (100%) $497,360[6]
The O2 Dublin 12,681 / 12,681 (100%) $607,828[6]
The O2 Arena London 17,235 / 17,848 (97%) $1,266,890[7]
LC Pavilion Columbus 1,200 / 1,200 (100%) $48,655[8]
Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit 1,700 / 1,700 (100%) $68,100[9]
Riviera Theatre Chicago 2,293 / 2,293 (100%) $100,892[10]
Teatro Metropolitan Mexico City 5,326 / 6,248 (85%) $342,112[11]
Balboa Theatre San Diego 1,340 / 1,340 (100%) $47,750[12]
Espaco das Americas São Paulo 4,320 / 4,320 (100%) $342,840[9]
Vivo Rio Rio de Janeiro 3,839 / 3,839 (100%) $267,731[9]
Jockey Club Asuncion 6,813 / 8,000 (85%) $268,207[9]
Estadio Universidad San Marcos Lima 2,912 / 5,000 (58%) $176,648[9]
TOTAL 93,563 / 100,037 (94%) $5,615,774

Credits[edit]

Band[edit]

Crew[edit]

Management[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
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  6. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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