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Exclusive Premiere: "Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks" by Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher's first studio solo album since the demise of Oasis in 2009 -- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- will be released in the United States on Tuesday, November 8, via Sour Mash/Mercury Records.

And while several tracks are already available in the US, including "The Death of You and Me," "The Good Rebel" and "If I Had a Gun...," we're proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of a new song, "Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks."

Check out the player below and have a listen.

Gallagher and his band, also called Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, will kick off their North American tour November 7 at Massey Hall in Toronto. Check out the complete North American tour schedule below the player at the bottom of this story.

"I finished all the tracks -- did everything -- then I had six months off," Gallagher told Guitar World about the new album. "I spent that six months listening to it every day on headphones and was mentally making notes on what would make it better. Then four months down the line, other ideas would pop into my head, whereas when I got to mixing it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. It was a luxury I have never had."

You can read the rest of that interview right here.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds North American Tour 2011

  • 11.07.2011 TORONTO, MASSEY HALL
  • 11.08.2011 TORONTO, MASSEY HALL
  • 11.11.2011 PHILADELPHIA, ACADEMY OF MUSIC
  • 11.12.2011 BOSTON, WANG THEATRE
  • 11.14.2011 NEW YORK, BEACON THEATRE
  • 11.15.2011 NEW YORK, BEACON THEATRE
  • 11.17.2011 LOS ANGELES, ROYCE HALL
  • 11.18.2011 LOS ANGELES, ROYCE HALL
  • 11.19.2011 SAN FRANCISCO, ORPHEUM THEATRE

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.