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Mad for it: The Wit and Wisdom of the Brothers Gallagher

LONDON - Aurum Press are about to publish Mad for it: The Wit and Wisdom of the Brothers Gallagher by Paul Stokes, featuring some truly classic Gallagher pearls… ‘Were not fucking wizards. We’re four blokes from Manchester who happen to be in the best band in the world’.

Associate editor at the NME Stokes has for the first time ever archived two decades worth of Liam and Noel mouthing off at each other, the press, aliens or just who ever happened to be listening at the time, about everything, anything and anyone who needs a slap! In this compact collection of comical gems and thought provoking food for thought of uninhibited, darkly amusing and offensive social commentary on modern times, Liam and Noel set about putting the world to rights. Warning Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno about his pointy shoes, their disappointment in Jack White and his Coca Cola song, the warbling of Florence Welch, threatening certain porkpie hat wearing smackheads with a smack and begging Bono to just ‘sing one and shut the fuck up about Africa’.

Leaving little a stone unturned, the Brothers take in everything from Britpop rivals, reality TV and the global financial crisis. There are also chances to read what the brothers have to say about the band, the music and taking lumps out of each other; Noel describing Liam as ‘rude, arrogant and lazy… the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup’ and Liam predicting in ’94 ‘we’ll be the most important band in the f****ing world. If time is on our side, and there’s not so much bad s***, and no one dies, we’ll be the new Beatles’.

This is an absolute must for any Oasis fan where in a world when pop stars are air-brushed and ‘media-trained’ into identikit banality, these Mancunian motor-mouths resolutely refuse to shut up.

They're sending me this book for a preview so I'm gonna read it soon and post a review about it, as I did for other Oasis books. I'll post a link to buy it when available. We love music books, sometimes even more than music :), so spread the word!

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates


30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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