Noel Gallagher discussed Liam Gallagher fans heckling him at concerts and demanding he play his biggest Oasis hits at High Flying Birds concerts.
GQ asked, “What was it like when you first went out by yourself and there was an expectation among the crowd that you were going to play Oasis tunes?”
Noel responded, “It was difficult. And the smaller the gig the more you can hear, the more you can hear the guy shouting, ‘Where’s Liam?’ or whatever it is. But then when you get to do the big arenas, you’re outnumbered by 16,000 to one and you’re looking at the set list and thinking, ‘Well, it’s just something you’ve got to work through,’ because it’s going to define how it carries on.
There were lots of shouting matches in the early days of High Flying Birds. You know, ‘You’re the guy that wrote the songs, why are you not fucking playing them?'”
Noel Gallagher just performed “Dead in the Water” on The Late Late Show a couple of days ago. The song was first released in 2017 on the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album ‘Who Built the Moon?’