Tuesday 20 August 2019

Noel Gallagher to perform for BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Noel Gallagher will begin the day with a live sound check on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show
Noel Gallagher will begin the day with a live sound check on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show

Noel Gallagher will perform for Radio 2 In Concert on December 7, the BBC has announced.

The Oasis star's set will be live from London's BBC Radio Theatre for broadcast on Radio 2, BBC Red Button and online at bbc.co.uk/radio2 from 8pm.

Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley revealed the news on her show on Monday evening.

Starting at 11am on December 7, Gallagher will begin the day with a live soundcheck on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show.

At 5.20pm, he will chat to Simon Mayo, followed by a web Q&A and the main concert at 8pm hosted by Jo Whiley.

The creative force behind Oasis, the band formed by his younger brother Liam, the older Gallagher wrote some of their best known songs including Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger and Champagne Supernova.

Definitely Maybe, the band's first album, became the fastest selling debut album in British history when it was released in 1994.

At the height of their success, Oasis defined the world of Britpop, and they landed eight UK number one singles and eight number one albums before their split in 2009.

In a career spanning over 21 years to date, Gallagher has sold more than 70 million records around the world.

His most recent album, Chasing Yesterday, debuted at number one on its release in March.

Jeff Smith, head of music at Radio 2, said: "We've persuaded a fantastic range of world class musicians to our In Concert stage over the years and it's great to have Noel Gallagher join us again with some unique interpretations of his songs."

Past In Concert broadcasts have featured Jeff Lynne's ELO, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Paul Weller and Coldplay.

Tickets for the event are free and can be applied for online at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Successful applicants will be selected at random once the registration period has closed. The ticket giveaway is open from 8.30pm on Monday until 10pm on Thursday.

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