Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announces New Album and Tour Dates, Shares Album Trailer

Who Built the Moon? Due Out November 24 via Sour Mash/Caroline, Paul Weller and Johnny Marr Guest

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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is releasing his debut solo album, As You Were, on October 6 via Warner Bros. Now his estranged older brother and former Oasis bandmate, Noel Gallagher, has announced a new solo album under the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds name, due for release just over a month after Liam's. It's entitled Who Built the Moon? and is due out November 24 via Sour Mash/Caroline. No full songs from the album have been shared yet, but below is an album trailer that includes snippets of several songs from the album and they all sound quite upbeat and even a little dance-y. He has also announced some tour dates, which are below. Also below are the album's tracklist and cover art.

David Holmes produced Who Built the Moon? and had this to say about it in a press release: "People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they're desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record - a lot of Noel's music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun."

To illustrate the creative process, Noel Gallagher had this to say about album track "The Man Who Built the Moon" in a press release: "We took a keyboard riff we liked from an unused track and added chords. A year later we came to deal with it as a song and when we got to the chorus, David kept asking me to write a new one....again and again and again. I was ready to strangle him. The one that you hear is the eighth attempt and, you know what? The annoying thing is he was right."

The press release says the song "Holy Mountain" is "a game of 'spot the obscure sample' amidst a joyous wall of sound." Gallagher elaborated in the press release: "David played me the sample, so I worked out the chords and we demoed just a few, short minutes of it, taking it away on tour and playing with it. When it became a song back in Belfast it was so joyous, I just had to do it justice. What's more joyous than being in love, baby? So, I wrote a song about love and it's one of the best things that I've ever done."

"Holy Mountain" features Paul Weller on organ and Johnny Marr plays guitar and harmonica on "If Love Is the Law." The album is the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday.

Who Built The Moon? Tracklist:

1. Fort Knox
2. Holy Mountain
3. Keep On Reaching
4. It's a Beautiful World
5. She Taught Me How To Fly
6. Be Careful What You Wish For
7. Black & White Sunshine
8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
9. If Love Is the Law
10. The Man Who Built the Moon
11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

Bonus track:

Dead In the Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds U.S. Tour Dates:

February 9th, 2018 Detroit, MI, The Cathedral at Masonic Temple
February 10th, 2018 Columbus, OH, Express Live!
February 12th, 2018 Washington, DC, Anthem
February 13th, 2018 Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
February 15th, 2018 New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
February 17th, 2018 Boston, MA, Opera House
February 18th, 2018 Montreal, QC, Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
February 20th, 2018 Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
February 23rd, 2018 Cleveland, OH, Goodyear Theater
February 24th, 2018 Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
February 25th, 2018 Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
February 27th, 2018 Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
February 28th, 2018 Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
March 2nd, 2018 New Orleans, LA Orpheum Theatre
March 3rd, 2018 Houston, TX, House of Blues
March 5th, 2018 Austin, TX, Moody Theater At ACL Live
March 6th, 2018 Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater
March 9th, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
March 10th, 2018 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
March 12th, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum

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