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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds put on spectacular show at the Academy of Music in Philly on November 11th, 2011 playing 20 songs in total.  With a venue constructed for sound at their disposal, Noel wasted no time getting into Oasis classics and topped them off with great new tracks from his High Flying Birds project.

Noel was gracious with the crowd, engaging them in several conversations and ignoring some of the less couthy cat-calls hollered from within the audience.  Among these conversations was one recognizing a Philly favorite, the late boxing legend Joe Frazier, and dedicating the song “AKA… What a Life!” to him.

We loved the stunning light display and LCD driven pictures at their backs.  With graphics reminiscent of 60’s psychedelia combined with the unwavering guitar and vocal skills, we were reminded of the Beatle-esque prowess of Noel Gallagher and the band he so seemingly carried on his shoulders – Oasis.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Live @ The Academy

The night was one to remember and even though our seats weren’t the best, we still enjoyed the show and set list immensely.  Please find some video we took from the evening below as well as a set list courtesy of setlist.fm:


  1. (It’s Good) To Be Free (Oasis cover)
  2. Mucky Fingers (Oasis cover)
  3. Everybody’s on the Run
  4. Dream On
  5. If I Had A Gun
  6. The Good Rebel
  7. The Death of You and Me
  8. Freaky Teeth
  9. Wonderwall (Oasis cover)
  10. Supersonic (Oasis cover)
  11. (I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
  12. AKA… What a Life!
  13. Talk Tonight (Oasis cover)
  14. Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks
  15. AKA… Broken Arrow
  16. Half The World Away (Oasis cover)
  17. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
  1. Little By Little (Oasis cover)
  2. The Importance of Being Idle (Oasis cover)
  3. Don’t Look Back In Anger(Oasis cover)