Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds land in San Francisco’s Warfield Theater for an intimate evening of music, including a few hits.
As their front man strolled onto the stage and immediately picked up his guitar, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds proceeded to put on a 90-minute set which included more than a handful of songs off of their latest release, Chasing Yesterday. “Lock All the Doors,” “Riverman,” and “In the Heat of the Moment” were all highlights, and proved to anyone who might have been there to hear Oasis songs that the band had much more up their collective sleeves.
The show had a very casual vibe, and Noel kept the mood of the show light as he interacted and joked with the fans. Of course there were a few of Oasis songs mixed into the setlist, with “Fade Away” and “Champagne Supernova” played in the middle of the set. It was a nice mix of old and new. While the Birds closed out the show with “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” it was clear that Mr. Gallagher isn’t looking back at all, but is instead forging ahead.
National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to report.