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Noel Gallagher Hits Out At 'Middle Class' Bands That Pulled Out Of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs

Monday, 18 March 2013 Written by Elliott Batte
Noel Gallagher Hits Out At 'Middle Class' Bands That Pulled Out Of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs

Manchester rocker Noel Gallagher has hit out at some of the ‘middle-class’ bands that rejected his offer to appear at his Teenage Cancer Trust shows, which take place from tomorrow onwards.

The ex-Oasis man has been drafted in to cover for The Who star Roger Daltrey to help curate this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust series, which features an incredible line-up of performers including Primal Scream, Kasabian, Rizzle Kicks, and Gallagher himself.

But, despite securing a brilliant line-up, Gallagher is unhappy with the number of bands and acts - which he says were mostly ‘middle-class’ - who accepted an offer to perform to Gallagher’s face, only to later reject it.

Speaking to Shortlist, Gallagher explained: “I'd talk to Ed Sheeran and Mumford And Sons thinking, 'I'll just do the fucking seven nights myself, what the fuck am I asking these people for?' and I got turned down a lot. Everybody says yes to your face. Everybody. And then the agent will call, and their management will call and then their PR will call and say, 'Ah, they're going to be in Australia at the time.' Really? Well they never said that to me.”

He continued: “What's interesting is all the working class bands said yes straight off the bat, no fucking inkling of when it was. The middle class bands said yes and wriggled out of it. I dunno what that means, but it must mean something. It was an interesting summer. But I will say, if the people that blew me off but said they'll do it next year actually do it, it might be the greatest event since Woodstock.”

As mentioned, Gallagher has still managed to put together a stellar line-up for the gigs - you can check it out below. If you need any tickets, simply follow the links provided.

Teenage Cancer Trust UK and Ireland tour dates are as follows:

Thursday March 19
Ryan Adams
plus special guest Beth Orton

Wednesday 20
An evening of comedy with Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and very special guests

Thursday 21
Primal Scream
Plus special guests Echo And The Bunnymen

Friday 22
plus support from Dark Horses

Saturday 23
Noel Gallagher
plus special guests including Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon
plus Gruff Rhys

Sunday 24
Rizzle Kicks

Monday 25
Paul Weller
plus special guests Palma Violets

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