Liam Gallagher Dedicates Song To Noel Gallagher And "High Flying Smurfs"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.30.2012
NME reports that Liam Gallagher dedicated a song to his brother Noel and his "high flying Smurfs" on stage at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.
Beady Eye played most of their album Different Gear, Still Speeding, as well as two Oasis songs: "Rock N Roll Star" and "(What's The Story?) Morning Glory". He dedicated "Rock N Roll Star" to "the one and only Mr Noel Gallagher," and "Morning Glory" to "The High Flying Smurfs."
Noel played the following night with Oasis' song "Mucky Fingers" and a set of songs from his solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. He also performed the new song "Freaky Teeth" and B-sides "The Good Rebel" and "Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me". An encore included Oasis songs "Whatever" and "Don't Look Back In Anger."
Noel previously said that he and his brother couldn't appear on the same day. He added: "I don't think either camp would allow it. What happens if we're on the same bill? People start asking if we're reforming, that's what. Or they'll ask if we're going to get on stage together and sing Digsy's fucking Dinner. I don't need that and I doubt he does either. I'd rather avoid it all together, thank you."
It has been reported that Liam will perform a version of Oasis' "Wonderwall" at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games with Beady Eye. Noel was originally offered the opportunity but he turned it down.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are in the middle of several festival performances and will play second headline at next month's V Festival.