NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS have confirmed headline arena dates across the UK, calling into Cardiff International Arena on Sunday 17th December There’s also another chance to see the band air songs from their new album this summer. More of that further down the page.

Tickets will be available for special pre-sale right now for fans who pre-order the forthcoming new album, Council Skies, via the official Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds store –  HERE and on general ticket sale HERE from 9:00am tomorrow (Friday 31st March). These arena dates follow an already busy summer schedule for the band playing a string of outdoor venues across the country.

The tour announcement follows the release of Dead To The World, a remarkable new track taken from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ eagerly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Council Skies’, due for release 2nd June (via Sour Mash Records). Listen here and watch the lyric video here.

Noel said of this epic track…..

“Dead to the World isby some distance my favourite tune on the album. It has this film noir vibe. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever done before. It’s very melancholic, but I like that. I’m a Gemini – I’m as up as I am down, and the trick is to meet somewhere in the middle and turn that into music.”

The release of ‘Dead To The World’ follows fan excitement as mysterious orchestral clips filmed by Noel himself at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London emerged on social media at the beginning of the year. Watch here.

‘Dead To The World’ is one of several songs on the album that boast strings arranged by the hugely talented Rosie Danvers, a long-time High Flying Birds collaborator.

Noel says……

“Rosie gets what I do. Spending a weekend recording strings in Abbey Road… that’s one of the great privileges in a musician’s life. It sounds majestic.”

Recent singles taken from the forthcoming album, Pretty Boy and Easy Now, were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions by fans and media alike, including significant national radio support.  Earlier this month Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released The Cure’s Robert Smith’s remix ofPretty Boy, taking the single to a new spaced-out dimension. 

‘Council Skies’, is available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats which also include a stunning live session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a remix from Pet Shop Boys. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ will be included with all album pre-orders.

Noel Gallagher

The upcoming UK live run will mark Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ first UK shows since performing on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June 2022, delivering a career-spanning set to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. The show was the culmination of a summer of acclaimed sold-out outdoor venues across the UK. 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ December 2023 UK arena tour dates will follow an array of UK outdoor venue & festival performances, including a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park in August. The High Flying Birds have also confirmed a 26-date USA tour, co-headlining with US alternative rockers Garbage. The live dates begin in tandem with the release of ‘Council Skies’ on June 2nd and run throughout the summer.

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS play Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire on Saturday 19th August. Tickets available now HERE.