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the truth behind gig "attack" on Noel Gallagher: he smacked himself

LONDON - Again and again about Noel Gallagher the liar... I don't know how can you still be a fan of oasisblues, lol. You must really love me :). I've been destroying your idol Noel. As McCarroll said, "nobody has got the balls to do it".
Another book with something against Noel. It was a notorious gig riot, supposedly sparked by a punter who threw a punch at Noel.
Yet today the Sunday Sun can reveal what really happened at that 1994 Oasis gig at the Riverside... Noel smacked himself in the face with a very expensive, borrowed guitar.
The revelation is made in Riverside: Newcastle’s Legendary Alternative Music Venue, a brand new book recounting its hedonistic history that was launched last night.
Whitley Bay publishers Tonto Books gave the Sunday Sun a sneak peek at the book, penned by Hazel Plater and Carl Taylor with help from former workers, fans and experts.
The Daily Mail headlines described Oasis’ August 9 1994 gig as ‘An Orgy of Violence’ and our sister paper other papers reported that Noel needed stitches.
Yet in the book, Riverside security man Mal Wallace claims any injuries Noel suffered were accidentally self-inflicted because the fan didn’t touch him.
Mal Wallace said: “The kid ran in behind me and clambered on stage. I turned and grabbed the trouser leg of his jeans. He started to fall towards the pillar on the stage where Noel Gallagher was standing. He put his hands up to grab the pillar and Noel Gallagher lifted the neck of his guitar as the kid was heading towards him and hit himself in the eye with the headstock of his own guitar! All hell broke loose.”
An industry insider claims the gig then ended immediately because Noel realised the guitar – a loaned 1960s Gibson Les Paul Custom – had been damaged.
The source said: “In the mid-90s it was worth a five-figure sum even without its music history. And it wasn’t his, it was Johnny Marr’s. And Johnny bought it from Pete Townshend. These days you could sell it and buy a couple of houses. “Noel freaked out so much when it was damaged that the show was over within moments.”
Coreena Ford
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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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