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Noel Gallagher mourns the loss of music venues: "Music is of the utmost importance"


Noel Gallagher has mourned the loss of music venues during a new documentary on Sky Arts.

The first episode of the three-part series aired last night, The Live Revival explored the independent venue crisis, one which has accelerated by the pandemic. The series celebrates some of the most cherished venues on these shores, such as Thekla in Bristol, King Tuts in Glasgow and Rock City in Nottingham.

In the documentary, Noel Gallagher speaks with passion about the importance of these venues and says from the heart: “It’s all about fucking sport, or hanging out in parks… What about the fucking music. Music is of the utmost importance – people live and breathe it.”

Meanwhile, David Gray added that the Covid outbreak has shown the “total lack of understanding on a governmental level of how the [music] industry works.”

Other acts in the series include Paul Weller, Sleaford Mods, Amy Macdonald, Ben Lovett from Mumford And Sons, Glen Matlock, The Fratellis, Pauline Black, Tom Grennan, Frank Turner and James.

Gallagher recently released the track, ‘We’re On Our Way Now’. The new single is one of two new efforts that Gallagher has written for his upcoming High Flying Birds greatest hits record, Back The Way We Came: Volume 1 (2011-2021), which arrives on June 11th through Sour Mash Records.