Andy Bell had already reformed Ride before the announcement of the split of Beady Eye from Liam Gallagher through his Twitter account, in October.
Bell tells Uncut magazine, “I knew Beady Eye was going to be on writing time, and this spring would be pretty free. I told the Beady Eye guys I wanted to do this. Later on, the news came though from Liam that he was calling it a day. So it meant that instead of being two weeks of gigs, it would be a little more.”