Noel Gallagher: "Northern crowds are better"

13 March 2015, 10:36 | Updated: 13 March 2015, 10:49

Noel Gallagher onstage at The O2, London March 201

The High Flying Birds leader says that the Northern and Scottish leg of his recent tour have had better audiences than the one at London's O2.

Writing in one of his frequent "Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere" blogs on the Huffington Post, Noel reflected on his UK tour that took in Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Saturday (7 March), Manchester Arena on Monday (9 March) and The O2 in London on Tuesday (10 March).

He wrote: "Manchester you were the bollocks. I couldn't split the gigs between you and Glasgow and that's the highest compliment I can pay any set of fans. Very special…"

"Which brings me to Tuesday... London. The 02... on a Tuesday...i n London. It was probably usually is. But coming after Glasgow/Manchester, I'm afraid a Tuesday night in London isn't gonna cut it somehow. There's not much more to say about it really. HIT THE NORTH!!!!!"

Meanwhile, Noel complemented his special guest Johnny Marr, who joined the band onstage in Manchester for a version of The Ballad Of The Mighty I.

Noel said: "A special moment for everyone. The way we do The Mighty I is great, it sounds like the record. But when we did it with Johnny it sounded EXACTLY like the record."