Man City fan Noel Gallagher takes swipe at Tottenham Hotspur during London gig | Ents & Arts News
Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher took a jokey swipe at Tottenham as he performed one of just a handful of intimate UK gigs in London.
After shows in Edinburgh in Scotland and Llandudno in Wales, the High Flying Birds star and former Oasis frontman played at the London Palladium to around 2,300 fans on Thursday.
Performing a mixture of new HFB material, including Black Star Dancing and Rattling Rose, and a number of Oasis favourites such as Talk Tonight and Don’t Look Back In Anger. He also paid tribute to TV star Bruce Forsyth, who died in 2017.
The singer told the crowd he was playing on the famous stage underneath which Forsyth’s ashes had been laid to rest, and that he was also following in the footsteps of the Beatles, who played there in their heyday.
He then joked about Spurs, who followed Liverpool to an all-English Champions League final after beating Ajax on Wednesday, when he spotted a supporter’s shirt in the crowd.
“Tonight for the first time in my professional career, someone has worn a Tottenham shirt to my gig,” he said.
Gallagher then made light of the 3-2 win, which saw the north London side make a comeback after losing the first leg 1-0 at home.
With the emblem for his own team, Manchester City, featured behind him on stage, he joked. “What happened last night? No one f****** cares.”
Gallagher also joked about his gig in Llandudno, saying a “massive fight” had broken out during his performance of Wonderwall with “sheep and all sorts”.
“If this is how it’s going to be with this song from now on I’m going to f****** stop playing it,” he laughed. “It’s not a violent song.”
Gallagher’s last UK gig of the tour is in Hull – the city he famously mocked as a “s***hole” during a performance in Austin, Texas.
He is currently promoting the new High Flying Birds Black Star Dancing EP, which is out in June.
The star has said of the title track: “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep and ZZ Top FFS!… I might have been watching too much Top Of The Pops recently… anyway, it’s ‘dope’… not my words, but the words of Nile Rodgers who literally danced in the studio when he heard it!”