Beady Eye Head To North America This Week Band To Debut New Album Different Gear, Still Speeding In New York, Chicago, Philadelphia & Toronto Including Live on Letterman Webcast Series On June 22
Beady Eye head to the states this week for their first North American tour dates. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans a first live taste of their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding in a series of concerts beginning in Chicago on June 18th, followed by Toronto on June 20th, New York on June 23rd and Philadelphia on June 25th.
Beady Eye will make their U.S. television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman on June 22. On the same day, the band will be a part of CBS Interactive Music Group’s “Live on Letterman” webcast series presented by AT&T at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT. “Live On Letterman” webcast concerts will follow the taping of the band’s appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, which will be broadcast the evening of the webcasts (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Live On Letterman and CBS Interactive Music Group webcasts are broadcast worldwide at http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/.
Beady Eye just finished their sold-out debut European tour. UK daily newspaper, The Independent was at the tour kick off in Glasgow, Scotland and remarked that Beady Eye, “sound encouragingly refreshed…. you realise watching them that Beady Eye are in the very unique position of possessing iconic impetus while being newly unchained from the weight of their past.”
You can click here to see Beady Eye (and separately, eager fans as they wait to get into the venue) perform “The Roller” off their new album and live for the first time ever at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on March 3, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clRs4cyyFVE
Beady Eye – Glasgow Barrowland (03/03/11)
And fans can head over to Spin for an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes photos from Beady Eye’s Glasgow show.
When asked how it felt to be on stage for the first time ever as Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher immediately said “Loved it…..can’t wait to take it around the world.” And Beady Eye will be doing just that throughout 2011. Fans can sign up at http://www.beadyeyemusic.com/ to be the first to receive the news.
Beady Eye’s debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding was released by Dangerbird Records in North America on March 1st. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and recorded at RAK Studios in London last fall with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Smiths).
Upon reviewing Different Gear, Still Speeding, The Boston Globe stops the naysayers in their tracks and warns, “For all those who thought Liam Gallagher would be musically astray without big brother Noel, meet Beady Eye.”
While Paste noted that Beady Eye “…sounds like Oasis returning to its less complicated roots, stripping back the heavily overdubbed layers of their curtain call, 2008’s Dig Out Your Soul. Beady Eye aren’t here to dick around-they’re here to rock. And it would be a lie to say they’ve failed in that regard; this is an album of live, full-band rock ‘n’ roll energy, built on Rickenbacker crunch and Ludwig thump. There’s no time for frills-Gallagher and company are making up for lost time.”
Beady Eye was formed by three former members of Oasis, including enigmatic front man and lead vocalist Liam Gallagher. The multi-platinum and Grammy nominated Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide spanning seven studio albums awarded with six Brit awards, 15 NME awards, nine Q awards and four MTV Europe Music awards, just to name a few. Beady Eye’s inaugural European Tour in March this year sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale. The band will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for all dates.
BEADY EYE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
June 18 Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 20 Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
June 22 New York, NY @ Ed Sullivan Theater – Live on Letterman Webcast
June 23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
June 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts