There’s a lot of shows I write about for buffaBLOG with varying degrees of excitement, but it’s hard to hide just how excited I am for this one. Tonight Artpark plays home to a proper rock legend, when Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds come to town. Having made his name with his brother, Liam, as the songwriter and guitarist for Oasis, Noel Gallagher was one of the luminaries of the nineties Britpop movement. Across a span of number one hits and masterpiece albums, Oasis became, for a few years, the biggest band in the world. But after years of tension and public feuding with his brother, Oasis finally came to an end in 2009.
Shortly after, keeping in the spirit of Oasis’s sixties-inspired British Invasion sound, Noel formed his own band with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The band finds Noel in a more earnest and contemplative place than his earlier work, with heartfelt ballads like “Everybody’s on the Run” and “If I Had a Gun….” So then tonight, armed with a 25-year arsenal of tunes and his trademark banter, Noel Gallagher arrives to our fair city for what’s sure to be one of the most fun shows of 2016.
Tickets at Artpark tonight range from $17-$27 at the gates which open promptly at 4:45pm.