Noel Gallagher has revealed that he hopes to perform with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon when the Blur pair support him at a Teenage Cancer Trust concert next year.
As curator of the 2013 series of gigs, Gallagher will headline London's Royal Albert Hall on March 23 next year with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon supporting on the night. Speaking at a press conference in London yesterday morning (December 5), Noel revealed he intends to perform live with his former nemesis, saying: “They’ll be playing Blur songs, I would think. I’ll be playing mine. Will we share the stage together? I hope so. I’m up for it. It’s always good to have a little jam.”
He continued: “I’d initially wanted Blur to do it, because they’ve never done it. I was on tour with Graham, and asked him, and he said Blur had kind of been put to bed, it went back and forth, and they said they’d do it. And yeah: 10 years ago, who’d have thought it?”
Asked if he ever played any Blur songs, he said: “I do play ‘Tender’ sometimes at home to myself, when Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Minute Meals is on. He’s got some good stuff going on on there!”
As NME reports, Kasabian and Russell Brand are also part of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs line up. Kasabian will perform a headline show at the London Royal Albert Hall on March 22, while Russell Brand will team up with Noel Fielding and special guests for a night of comedy on March 20.
Full details of all the dates can be found below.
Ryan Adams, Beth Orton - March 19
Russell Brand, Noel Fielding - 20
Primal Scream - 21
Kasabian - 22
Noel Gallagher/ Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon - 23
Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth - 24