Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been forced to call off a gig in the US just hours before the show due to issues with air quality. Concert promoter FPC Live said the event at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin, had been canceled on Wednesday following local public health advice.
It has been noted that the refunds will be available for ticket-holders, it added. Gallagher retweeted the announcement to his 1.3 million Twitter followers but did not make any further comment.
Based on the Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Air Quality Advisory in Madison for Wednesday June 28th, the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Garbage concert at @Breese_Stevens Field originally scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/cWAE9xsczo
— FPC Live (@FPCLiveMusic) June 28, 2023
Rock band Garbage had also been due to play on the same night. Gallagher and his band are next due to perform in Noblesville, Indiana, on Thursday.
The 56-year-old musician formed the High Flying Birds in 2010 – the year after Oasis split. The decision to cancel the gig follows actress Jodie Comer halting a Broadway performance of Prima Facie earlier this month after experiencing breathing difficulties caused by poor air quality in New York City.
Thick smoke from Canadian wildfires has poured into the US east coast and mid-west, causing hazardous levels of pollution in cities including Detroit, Chicago and New York.
Meanwhile, former Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher recently publicly spoke about brother, Noel Gallagher in years. Liam took to social media to praise the latest single by his “mean-spirited” brother, Noel.
Noel Gallagher released the melancholic new track ‘Dead To the World’. The song is the latest single to be taken from his upcoming High Flying Birds album, ‘Council Skies’, which released on June 2.
Noel Gallagher recently talked about the prospect of an Oasis reunion in the future. The beef between the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel Gallagher is no secret. The split of Oasis certainly shocked the fans back in the day. In 2009, the band parted ways immediately following a backstage tiff in Paris.
Tension had been brewing in the time building up to their scheduled performance at Rock en Seine festival. The weekend prior, Oasis pulled out of headlining V Festival because Liam Gallagher was suffering from laryngitis, and rumors floated about their tumultuous relationship.