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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds announces new album, "Who Built the Moon?"; schedules 2018 North American tour 

Sour Mash Records/Caroline Records By the end of 2017, the world will have new albums from both Gallagher brothers. Following the October 6 arrival of Liam's debut solo effort, As You Were, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release their new album, Who Built the Moon?, on November 24.

Who Built the Moon? is the third album from Noel's solo project, and the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday. Describing the new record, producer David Holmes says that "people are going to be surprised."

"I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record -- a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun," says Holmes.

Noel will hit the road next year in support of Who Built the Moon? on a North American tour, which begins February 9 in Detroit and concludes March 12 in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10 a.m. local time via NoelGallagher.com.

In other Noel Gallagher happenings, the musician is selling over 50 instruments, amps and other pieces of equipment from throughout his career, including his time in Oasis.

"When you've been playing as long as I have, you tend to amass a huge amount of gear, and it's not doing me or anyone else any good if it's just sitting around," says Noel. "These pieces have a lot history, but they're still very playable -- I'd love to get them into the hands of someone who will put them to good use."

The sale will begin October 2 via Reverb.com.

Here is the Who Built the Moon? track list:

"Fort Knox"
"Holy Mountain"
"Keep on Reaching"
"It's a Beautiful World"
"She Taught Me How to Fly"
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
"Black & White Sunshine"
"Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)"
"If Love Is the Law"
"The Man Who Built the Moon"
"End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)"

And here are the tour dates:

2/9 -- Detroit, MI, The Cathedral at Masonic Temple
2/10 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live!
2/12 -- Washington, D.C., Anthem
2/13 -- Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
2/15 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
2/17 -- Boston, MA, Opera House
2/18 -- Montreal, QC, Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
2/20 -- Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
2/23 -- Cleveland, OH, Goodyear Theater
2/24 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
2/25 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
2/27 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
2/28 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
3/2 -- New Orleans, LA, Orpheum Theatre
3/3 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
3/5 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theater At ACL Live
3/6 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater
3/9 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
3/10 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
3/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum

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