Did you really thing Noel Gallagher would wait a full year without shooting a cannon portside, announcing "Me too!" in the post-Oasis recordings?
The consensus is that Beady Eye is credible Oasis covers, which means that Noel will have to come up with something beyond what he's done before to make this entire Oasis split worthwhile.
My money is that this time next year, people will begin whining for an Oasis reunion.
Here's the poop:
New York, NY - July 11, 2011 - Beady Eye announce today their return to North America with tour dates this Fall. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans a first live taste of their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding in a series of concerts beginning in Vancouver, BC on November 29th, with a return stop in New York City on December 9th.
Beady Eye just wrapped their North American live debut with sold-out shows in New York, Chicago, Toronto and Philadelphia to rave reviews. The Chicago Tribune was there for the band's first U.S. date and noted "You can take the band out of the stadium, but you can't take the stadium out of the band, and Beady Eye whipped through songs from its debut Different Gear, Still Speeding Saturday with the confidence of a seasoned act with nothing to prove."
Tickets for this round of North American dates begin to go on sale on July 15th. Please see below for detailed ticketing information. The band will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for all dates.
Fans can click here for Beady Eye's just released video for "The Beat Goes On" that was filmed during their recent performance at the Isle of Wight Festival:
Beady Eye's debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding was released by Dangerbird Records in North America on March 1st. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and recorded at RAK Studios in London last fall with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Smiths).
Upon reviewing Different Gear, Still Speeding, The Boston Globe stops the naysayers in their tracks and warns, "For all those who thought Liam Gallagher would be musically astray without big brother Noel, meet Beady Eye."
While Paste noted that Beady Eye "...sounds like Oasis returning to its less complicated roots, stripping back the heavily overdubbed layers of their curtain call, 2008's Dig Out Your Soul. Beady Eye aren't here to dick around-they're here to rock. And it would be a lie to say they've failed in that regard; this is an album of live, full-band rock 'n' roll energy, built on Rickenbacker crunch and Ludwig thump. There's no time for frills-Gallagher and company are making up for lost time."
Beady Eye was formed by three former members of Oasis, including enigmatic front man and lead vocalist Liam Gallagher. The multi-platinum and Grammy nominated Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide spanning seven studio albums awarded with six Brit awards, 15 NME awards, nine Q awards and four MTV Europe Music awards, just to name a few.
BEADY EYE NORTH AMERICAN TICKETING INFORMATION:
November 29 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am at www.Ticketmaster.ca, and all Ticketmaster locations, Commodore Ballroom box office, and charge by phone - 604.739.7469
November 30 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am at www.Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, Showbox Market box office, and charge by phone - 206.628.3151
December 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
On sale Sunday, July 17th @ 10am at www.Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations and the Warfield box office an hour and a half prior to show time.
December 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am at www.Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations and the Wiltern Theatre box office three hours before show time.
December 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am at www.eTix.com and all eTix locations, First Ave box office, The Depot Tavern box office, and charge by phone - 800.514.3849
December 6 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Ballroom
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, The Rave box office, and charge by phone - 414.342.7283
December 8 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 10am at www.TicketFly.com, 9:30 Club box office, Merriweather Post Pavilion box office, and charge by phone - 877.435.9849
December 9 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
On Sale Friday, July 15th @ 12pm at www.Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, Terminal 5 box office, Mercury Lounge box office, and charge by phone - 212.582.6600 or 212.260.4700