Noel Gallagher has said that after playing recent shows in Manchester and Glasgow, Tuesday night’s crowd at the O2 Arena in London didn’t cut it. Gallagher had been joined by the former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr during the show in his hometown.

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher said the London O2 Arena crowd just didn't cut it - compared to Manchester and London

Writing on the Huffington Post, Gallagher discussed his recent string of gigs.

“Manchester you were the bollocks. I couldn't split the gigs between you and Glasgow and that's the highest compliment I can pay any set of fans. Very special... if Carlsberg did Mondays and all that!” he commented. “Which brings me to Tuesday… London. The 02… on a Tuesday… in London. It was probably great… it usually is. But coming after Glasgow/Manchester I'm afraid a Tuesday night in London isn't gonna cut it somehow. There's not much more to say about it really. Hit the north!”

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Nevertheless, Gallagher has at least two more upcoming gigs in the capital including a “secret” show at a mystery location the day before he plays at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust on March 27.

“On Friday Mar 27, Noel will take to the stage at an exclusive SE London venue to perform an intimate gig for fans”,” read the former Oasis man’s Twitter account.

“You can’t buy tickets, you can only win them,” read another message, with details on how to enter.

On his Manchester collaboration with Marr, Gallagher wrote:  “When Johnny appeared the roar was unbelievable. He very nearly brought the house down! A special moment for everyone.”


Though mainly made up of his solo work, Gallagher has played various Oasis songs on his tour, including Digsy’s Dinner, Fade Away and The Masterplan.

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