Well I guess we have our answer, kids. Noel Gallagher played a homecoming gig for the second show of his first ever solo tour in Manchester and it's the same as the one he played at the tour kickoff in Dublin the other night. It doesn't seem we're going to have a whirlwind of different songs from the Oasis catalog being rotated in and out with songs from High Flying Birds each night, even if he alluded to some doubts about the set in his road journal.
Noel plays Edinburgh tomorrow and London on Saturday, and I'll be obsessively keeping an eye on the set list for the shows as well. He may still be contemplating changes or this may be it.
So how about it, friends? Have you heard High Flying Birds? Which of these new songs do you most want to hear live? Which Oasis songs do you wish were part of the set? Are we surprised he hasn't thrown in any The Jam/Paul Weller covers yet?
It's a great set as constructed and one I'd love to see in person, even as I maintain my strong belief "The Masterplan" should be in there somewhere! "Whatever" is a silly pipedream but I'd love to hear that one, too. My wife's favorite it still "Going Nowhere," which would be tough to do without a little larger entourage on stage but that, too, would be pretty great. Share your thoughts below?
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