“Noel Gallagher’s Band Goes Veggie on Tour! | Entertainment News”
– Noel Gallagher’s 11-piece High Flying Birds band is mainly vegetarian and vegan, leading to a tour rider filled with piles of vegetables.
– Gallagher himself still has his own demands, which include alcohol, fatty snacks, and after dinner mints.
Noel Gallagher, the former hard-living Oasis rocker, revealed that his tour rider is now predominantly vegetarian and vegan. In a recent episode of his friend Matt Morgan’s Patreon podcast, Gallagher explained that the abundance of vegetables on his backstage demands is actually for his 11-strong High Flying Birds band. He emphasized that the dietary choices of his band members, who are all vegetarians or vegans, influenced the rider. Gallagher clarified that his personal requirements are limited to alcohol, fatty snacks, and after dinner mints. His list includes items such as whiskey, beers, red wine, rose wine, water, crisps, chocolate, After Eight mints, and Matchmakers.
Leaked versions of riders from Oasis’ heyday in the ’90s reveal a stark contrast in demands. The band’s backstage requests reportedly consisted of an extensive list of drinks and cigarettes. They allegedly asked for a “clean” and “tidy” dressing room furnished with 30 white towels, flowers, a large mirror, and an extensive selection of alcohol. Among their drink demands were 10 bottles of wine, five cases of cigarettes, “good quality imported beer” and spirits, lemons, corkscrews, and five cigarette lighters.
Noel Gallagher recently announced his split from his publicist wife Sara MacDonald after 12 years of marriage. Before the separation, he had been following a clean living lifestyle that even refrained from drinking wine at home if Sara opened a bottle. He had also installed a gym in his home. However, on a previous episode of Matt Morgan’s podcast, Gallagher admitted that he had indulged in treats like Fig Rolls and children’s lollies since his divorce, prompting him to feel the need to “get back to the gym.”