The mastermind of so many Oasis classics recently claimed that his High Flying Birds project might not be as big as his previous multi-million sellers, yet on the evidence of demand for more shows, many of which sell out very quickly, he's not doing too badly out of it. With a decent number 1 album under their belts, the chaps have already almost sold out their upcoming September UK tour, several months in advance.
Currently, Gallagher's cohorts are due to play at a few major festivals prior to jaunting around these isles. First up is the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 (still available for £160/£190 for the weekend), followed by a support slot with Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin's Croke Park on 26th June, T in the Park 2012 on 7th July, an exclusive show at Edinburgh Castle on 17th July, the V Festival 2012 slots in August and Belsonic 2012 in Belfast straight afterwards.
And so to September and that all-important UK tour. An extra show has just been added and, not surprisingly, it's in London. Wembley Arena will host the all-star gig on 7th September 2012 and tickets will go on sale from Friday 13th April at 9am, priced at £35 upwards.
Support for this and all other September tour dates will come from ex-arch enemy Blur's guitar-wielding maestro Graham Coxon. A special bonus support for Wembley Arena only comes in the form of The Kooks, who must be due a UK tour of their own by now.
As for those other September shows, many are down to the last few standing or seated tickets now. Bournemouth on 4th September still has standing AND cheaper seats priced at £45, Liverpool (5th) only has seats (£45), Cardiff (9th) has standing at £45 and Nottingham (10th) has just seats priced at £35 or £45.