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Noel Gallagher announces huge hometown show in Manchester

Noel Gallagher has announced details of a massive Manchester show which will see him return to Heaton Park for the first time since he played there with Oasis in 2009.

June 7th will see Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds top the bill alongside the recently reunited Doves who earlier today announced their first gig in nine years at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust next March.

White Denim will also be supporting the Who Built The Moon man with more acts set to be announced closer to the date of the show.

Gallagher had this to say about the big announcement on the Johnny Vaughan Show on Radio X earlier this evening: “I haven’t played there since we had a rather chaotic night there in 2009 with Oasis, when Liam offered all the crowd their money back! It was the first night of three nights and we’d been looking forward to it the whole tour, and then we got there and after the first song the generators packed up – twice.”

He continued: “The promoter said, if it goes off again, we’ll offer the crowd their money back. I said, Steady on! I think Liam misheard it, and said said right, they’re getting their money back – before we’d even plugged back in, he’d said this is a free gig, you can all have your money back! And of course, the generator never went off. I was standing there, glaring at him, thinking ‘I know you’re an idiot – we all know that – but do you have to be such a f**king idiot.”

The 51-year-old also revealed the very first person he saw at the venue was the Pope in 1982, saying: “He opened with ‘Our father who art in heaven’, that one. I’m not sure, the PA wasn’t great. He was pretty good, he did all the hits.”

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at 10am.

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