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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds winging way back to north east

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

North east fans of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be over the moon about their imminent return to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena.

The band are flying high after notching up their third No 1 album in a row, their latest, Who Built the Moon?, having kept up the chart-topping run started by its two predecessors, 2011’s self-titled debut album and 2015’s Chasing Yesterday, and they’re heading back this way on Thursday, May 3, to promote it.

That will be their second visit to the 11,000-capacity venue for former Oasis guitarist Gallagher and his backing band, their previous show there having been in February 2012.

Gallagher, 50, has also played there four times with Oasis, twice in 2005 and twice in 1997.

The band, formed in 2010 by Gallagher following the break-up of Oasis the year before, have been including eight of the 12 tracks on the deluxe version of their new LP in their sets this tour, plus six Oasis songs, so fans going along on Thursday can expect a similar mix of tunes.

Besides their three No 1 long-players, the group have two top 20 singles to their name – The Death of You and Me, a No 15, and AKA ... What a Life!, a No 20, both in 2011.

Tickets cost £41, £56.50 or £78.25.

Baxter Dury will be supporting.

For details, go to www.metroradioarena.co.uk