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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Fox Theater, Oakland (PHOTOS).

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Former Oasis songsmith Noel Gallagher landed at the Fox Theater in Oakland with his High Flying Birds on their US tour leg supporting their current release, Who Built the Moon?; his 3rd solo offering since Oasis disbanded in 2009.

After signing some autographs for patient fans in the afternoon, the High Flying Birds took the stage at 8:15pm.

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Immediately apparent is the caliber of the group behind Gallagher, which also includes longtime Oasis guitarist Gem Archer. The instrumentation — drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocal harmonies, scissors!, and even a horn section — were all nearly flawless and perfectly mixed. But the biggest surprise here was vocalist YSÉE (Audrey Gbaguidi), who’s power was clearly evident in the big-beat opener “Fort Knox” as well as throughout much of the set.

All photography by Clay Lancaster. More photos below, and here is a link to the show’s setlist.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Fox Theater. Oakland, CA.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Fox Theater. Oakland. Photo: Clay Lancaster.

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