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Beady Eye and Alan in Japan

TOKYO - Thank God Beady Eye are back on tour from Saturday, Alan said he's going to see them. And hopefully we won't hear other new old discarded songs from Noel Gallagher's past in the next weeks.
Liam and friends are coming to Italy again soon, also at the usual restaurant.
During the tour, Beady Eye added "Wigwam" and "Two of a kind" to the setlist, two songs that I'm listening much more now. Maybe "For anyone" is too high to be performed live ("The beat goes on" and "Wind up dream" were missing in this reduced liveset), and the new "In the bubble with a bullet" perhaps is not a song for a gig, but I'd like so much to hear it live. When the idolised Noel is coming out with his non-rock album and gigs, Beady Eye will be still around on tour and I think they should find other new material to entertain us.
Interview with Alan.
From the late ‘80s to early ‘90s, Alan McGee’s Creation Records was the place to be. The home to bands like Ride, Primal Scream and Oasis, the label was synonymous with British indie and what later came to be known as Britpop. Two decades later, McGee joins Primal Scream and a host of other British acts in celebrating the era at Sonicmania, the all-night warm-up for this weekend’s Summer Sonic. Metropolis caught up with McGee before his Friday night appearance, which is to include a DJ set and screening of the documentary about the veteran producer’s wild ride in the music biz, “Upside Down.”

With terrible events occurring like the recent happenings in Norway, what keeps you sane and healthy?
I retreated to Wales from the city and only enter cities when I have something specific to do like a talk or DJ set. I live in the middle of nowhere in Wales so I have no neighbors. I only deal with people when I have to go and do a gig.

What stands out most from your early days?

I remember my childhood in Glasgow. I was determined not to be my dad, who by the way is a great guy, but I didn’t want to be him. I never wanted a real job and have avoided doing that since I was 22, and I am now 50. So good work, I would say.

Public Image Limited are playing Summer Sonic 2011 as are you. “Rise” was one of their later hits. What makes the road rise with you?

I like positive people and try and stay around that. Other than that I live in a world of books and films of Crowley/Peter J Carroll/Austin Osman Spare and Kenneth Anger.

If you were to have someone guide you in Japan, whom would it be and why?

Malcolm McLaren. He was my initial inspiration to do music.

What would you like to contribute to Japan’s growth from 2011 onward?

I love Japan. I love the people. I just hope you guys recover from the earthquake. It was heartbreaking to watch.

What gets you up each day and what is the penultimate achievement for you?

My daughter is the shining light of my life as everything I am she has in spades. She is ten and at a great point in life and has all she wants for whatever she wants to do in life. I am cool as long as she is happy.

Is this where you thought you would end up?

I needed a break and to get out of Glasgow. I was lucky. I managed it. I probably should have ended up a taxi driver weighing 20 stone and having 3 kids. Instead, I went to London and made it in music and now I live in a mansion in Wales with my family.
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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
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