Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have today released brand new single ‘Blue Moon Rising’, the title track from the forthcoming EP of the same name.
Noel says of the single: “How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica, The Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley AND The Wailers is literally beyond me… oh, and it’s not about City by the way.”
An accompanying video for the dance-inspired track is also out today starring acclaimed actor Jack O’Connell and actress/model Gala Gordon. Shot at London’s Scala and directed by Dan Cadan and Scully, the narrative is a game of power play, charged with drama, ‘70s undertones and cinematic flare. Dan and Scully also directed previous videos for this recent series of EP releases by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The new single is taken from the ‘Blue Moon Rising’ EP, which is released 6th March 2020 and available to pre-order now. The EP features new songs including recent single ‘Wandering Star’, as well as remixes of the title track and is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl formats.
A run of new UK live shows for March 2020 were recently announced. The band will play two nights in Noel’s home city of Manchester performing shows at the O2 Apollo on 24th and 25th March. They will also play London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 27th March as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts that run that week. Tickets for all three shows are available now from noelgallagher.com/live.
Other live dates already announced for 2020 include a show at London’s Hampstead Heath and a headline performance at Bristol Canon’s Marsh Amphitheatre.
The live dates in full are:
24th March O2 Apollo, Manchester
25th March O2 Apollo, Manchester
27th March Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, London
18th June Thetford Forest, Suffolk
19th June Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire SOLD OUT
21st June Kenwood House, London
24th June Bristol Sounds, Bristol (headlining)
26th June Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire