Beady Eye Comment On Replacing Blur At Big Day Out
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.14.2014
"It is ironic"...
According to Faster Louder, Beady Eye drummer Chris Sharrock said the band thought it was funny when they were hired to replace Blur at the Big Day Out festival. Blur used to be rivals of Liam Gallagher's previous band Oasis.
He said: "It was more like ‘Oh wow. That's funny.' The irony of it. It's no big deal though, really. That was all a hundred years ago, wasn't it? We're just glad to be out and going somewhere. Especially Australia."
The band will perform in Australia for one show on January 27 at The Enmore in Sydney and then perform second-last on the "Blue" stage at the festival.
Sharrock added: "We didn't think we were doing anything in January, actually. This [opportunity] came in at the last minute. We've always wanted to play Big Day Out. I've never played it. I don't know if the lads have ever played it."
At recent festival appearances the band have played songs from 2011's Different Gear, Still Speeding and 2013's BE (produced by Dave Sitek), as well as several Oasis songs.
Sharrock said that fans can expect the same in Australia. He said: "I'd say it's 60 per cent new, 30 per cent old stuff and 10 per cent some really old stuff. And I think we'll be sticking a couple of [Oasis covers] in [to] keep the punters happy."