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Noel is successful thanks to Oasis only

LONDON - A rare photo: Noel signing an autograph. As every old Oasis fan knows, he almost never wanted, not even photos. In fact, here he still doesn't seem to be happy.
The narrative that Noel Gallagher was Oasis, and that Liam missing his own band is 'news' is absurd. Liam didn't quit the band. He may have fought with his brother, but Noel's made a career out of throwing Liam under the bus at every opportunity.
Noel recently talking about the infamous 1996 US tour:
"The first gig was a 16,000-seat arena, and the singer's not turned up. That killed us stone dead in America. This is rock'n'roll. Would Johnny Rotten have gotten a house on the eve of an American tour? Keith Richards? John Lennon? You either want it or you don't, and I blame him for us never becoming as big in America as we were in England."
(For the record, John Lennon incited Americans to smash Beatles albums with his infamous 'bigger than Jesus' comment and they still remained "big in America").
While Noel's claim is ridiculous (and often repeated), it keeps him from accepting the truth. There's something that is much more likely to have killed Oasis dead in America: "Be Here Now".
Liam's voice was perfect on "Be Here Now". Liam wasn't the problem. It was the songs and the production. The songs were (in some cases) not good and (in most cases) an overproduced mess. Johnny Depp on guitar for the ludicrous "Fade In-Out" (that seemed to channel Bon Jovi) and "Stay Young" is a b-side? It was the captain that ran that ship aground. Just listen to the acoustic version of "Stand by Me" without the ridiculous guitar intro. Great song. "Magic Pie" on the other hand...
You can't claim to be "The Chief" and only take the credit. You have to take the blame as well [same for the split: Liam took his part of the blame, Noel didn't... it's unreal]. All the negative attention that gets directed at Oasis always falls on Liam, and Noel likes it that way. "Whatever gets you through the night", eh?
Oasis was Liam's band. He loved it enough to stay. Noel wanted out. So did McCartney. It's just easier to blame John and Yoko (and play the victim) than man-up and accept the fact that you're the one who decided to leave.
This 'My little brother was picking on me!' routine is getting old, and Noel is still killing his new work with overproduction.
Beady Eye achieved whatever it did on its own merit, and with the intense scrutiny that always gets directed at Liam. Noel, with all the credit and benefit of the doubt, didn't do much better with his album, and he sold tickets to his concerts with Oasis' hits, not his new album.

Noel fans saying it was 100% Liam's fault, shows how unreal they are.
It was 99% Noel's fault.

God bless Liam! All these years Noel pretended he was Abel and Liam was Cain--now it's been PROVEN that Liam really was Abel and Noel is Cain.

Let me know when Noel does something new and massive outside of Oasis, and then he'll have done something Liam hasn't. HFB did sell more records than BE, though. Justin Bieber's album has sold more albums than both of those albums combined. Is that how we should define success?
There is not one song on the album that compares to his best, he hasn't had a hit song since "The Importance of Being idle", and his creative output has slowed to a trickle.
The new music is anemic, to say the least.
There are Beady Eye b-sides that have more vitality than some of Noel's HFB 'hits'.

The only other Brit in the 20th Century as great as Margaret Thatcher was Winston Churchill. I hope she is given the huge state funeral she deserves, and is buried in Westminster Abbey. Noel can go be a toadstool in Hell.
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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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