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CHICAGO - Photo: America in Milano, Liam's idol Elvis Presley @ Saint Lawrence church, I've always lived very close to this place (the park behind is where we played football).
At its best, Oasis earned its accolades, with Liam Gallagher a bona fide frontman cut from a since-broken mold, and Noel Gallagher a songwriter whose ego, talent and (frankly) good timing propelled the group to untold heights. Those facts were often frustrated by the siblings' famous fights, and indeed, freed from Oasis after his big brother finally quit in 2009, Liam wasted little time forming a new group, Beady Eye, along with most of his former Oasis bandmates. That the project bears many Oasis hallmarks should be no surprise, and neither should news that the group immediately sold out its appearance at the Metro Saturday night – its first-ever US show. Indeed, fans were apparently lining up hours before doors opened for this rare club date from a band whose members once ruled stadiums.
You can take the band out of the stadium, but you can't take the stadium out of the band, and Beady Eye whipped through songs from its debut "Different Gear, Still Speeding" Saturday with the confidence of a seasoned act with nothing to prove. As usual, Gallagher, wearing a Union Jack coat buttoned to the neck, seethed with a pugilist's intensity, often striking an imperious pose as he stared impassively down at his subjects – he's so cool he doesn't work the crowd, the crowd works for him. Meanwhile, Gem Archer and Andy Bell built walls of guitars from the bricks of the British Invasion, albeit often with a sly self-awareness: it can't be a coincidence that a song called "Beatles and Stones" sounded like the Who, or that "Bring the Light" recalled the kind of piano-pounding proto rock and roll that Lennon and McCartney themselves idolized and imitated.
But part of the fun was in catching those familiar elements channeled through a fresh vessel, coursing though songs such as the electric "Four Letter Word" or the more formalist '60s nod "The Beat Goes On," a would-be anthem that echoed Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes" by way of the Fab Four. Gallagher, for his part, seemed surprisingly appreciative of the band's reception, even if he likely expected no less. "Thank you for coming out and having a look," he said with understatement, knowing full well the ranks of those lookers will steadily swell.

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

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

summer tour without Noel

2003

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

2011


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.

2012

new tour

2013

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



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

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.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


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

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

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

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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