After his well received debut album, Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis) and his band the High Flying Birds are planning on releasing an album in March. They are also hitting several major North American cities between May and June of this year.
According to a press release from label Sour Mash Records, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release their second album on March 3rd of this year, which will be entitled Chasing Yesterday. The album finds Gallagher and Co. breaking into new territory, incorporating more diverse instrumentation than on their self-titled debut. The end result is a heady cocktail of everything from straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll to spacey jazz to 60’s psychedelia–though the press release still claims that the album fits together as a cohesive whole.
For the first time ever, Gallagher has also tried his hand at producing the album entirely on his own, which perhaps lead to more artistic freedom than the front man was anticipating:
“It was a major pain in the arse. It’s not that I’ve ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: ‘right, what are we doing today?’ I was making the whole thing up as I went along.”
After parting ways with Oasis in late 2009, the British press speculated widely that Gallagher would pursue a solo career as soon as possible. It wasn’t until two years later that Gallagher announced his first solo record with his new backing band, the self-titled Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. With a four-year break, fans of Gallagher have eagerly been awaiting the release of Chasing Yesterday, which is available for pre-order on the artist’s website. Fan’s who purchase the Deluxe CD or Vinyl will also receive four bonus tracks not available on the standard editions.
02. In The Heat Of The Moment
03. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
04. Lock All The Doors
05. The Dying Of The Light
06. The Right Stuff
07. While The Song Remains The Same
08. The Mexican
09. You Know We Can’t Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
11. Do the Damage
12. Revolution Song
13. Freaky Teeth
14. In the Heat of the Moment (Remix)
Through their website, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds also released a slew of North American dates between May and June in support of the album release. Some of these include festival dates that mxdwn has already covered, such as New York’s Governor’s Ball and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival.
Chasing Yesterday North American Tour Dates
May 03: Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 10: New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
May 13: Houston, TX – House of Blues
May 14: Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
May 16: San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concert By The Bay
May 18: San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 20: Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
May 22: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 29: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
May 30: Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
May 31: Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
Jun 02: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jun 04: Washington, D.C. – Lincoln Theater
Jun 06: Boston, MA – Opera House
Jun 07: New York, NY – Governor’s Ball Festival
The band has also released a couple advanced singles, such as the Johnny Marr-assisted “Ballad of the Might I,” which you can watch in its entirety below.