Noel Gallagher: "I wouldn't give my album away for free, I would charge more!"
The former Oasis man doesn't want to go down the U2 route with his new album, Chasing Yesterday.
Noel Gallagher has said that he would never give his music away for free in the same way U2 have done with their latest record Songs Of Innocence.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, which was streamed live on Facebook all around the world, Noel was asked the question by a fan. He replied: "No. My records cost too much fucking money to make to be giving them away for free…"
"I prefer my bands to make a record, fucking put it on the counter, stick your chest out, fucking stand behind it, and let it die or fall by its merits. That's the way I work and it's the way I always will. And if anything I want to fucking put the prices up on my records, never mind giving them away for free."
Noel announced details for his new album at the event, which will be called Chasing Yesterday and will be released on 2nd March. Noel will also play the O2 Arena in London, the Manchester Arena plus shows in Belfast, Nottingham and Glasgow in March 2015. Support will come from Black Rivers. See the full tour dates below.
NOEL GALLAGHER TOUR DATES:
3 MARCH 2015 BELFAST, ODYSSEY ARENA
6 MARCH 2015 NOTTINGHAM, CAPITAL FM ARENA
7 MARCH 2015 GLASGOW, THE SSE HYDRO -
9 MARCH 2015 MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER ARENA
10 MARCH 2015 LONDON, THE O2 ARENA
Tickets will go on sale on 17 October at 9am.
Watch Noel Gallagher's Facebook Q&A in full below:
Radio X is holding a very special Evening In Conversation with Noel Gallagher on 3 November. Tickets sold out in under a minute, but you'll be able to buy an audiobook of the evening. All proceeds will go to Radio X's new charity Make Some Noise.