Noel Gallagher dubs Hull “a fucking shithole” on-stage

Noel Gallagher has dubbed Hull a “fucking shithole” on-stage in America, after a bunch of fans began chanting in support of their hometown.

The Yorkshire city was the 2017 UK City Of Culture, but it doesn’t seem to have convinced the former Oasis man.

As the Hull Daily Mail report, Gallagher responded to a group of Hull men on a stag do at his show, who were chanting loudly for their local football team. “Are you English?” Noel asked. “For fuck sake. Where are you from? Don’t fucking tell me, Newcastle? Liverpool? Leeds? Fuckin’ Yorkshire?”

After the group began chanting for Hull City F.C., he continued: “Hull? From Hull? How the fuck can you afford to be in America from Hull? Did you fucking rob your gran’s house or something?

“Don’t want to be miserable right, [but] it’s a fucking shithole. The best thing about it is a bridge. That’s all they have got is a fucking bridge. It’s shit. No offence.”

Hull’s Humber Bridge, opened in 1981, was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, until it was overtaken in 1998. It is now the eighth-longest.

“We’ve all heard worse, it’s a common misconception and an outdated view of Hull but he’s known for his put-downs on stage so we wouldn’t expect anything else really,” said one stag do attendee. “It gave us something to laugh about and we’ve had a truly amazing time here.”

Noel Gallagher and the High-Flying Birds are set to play Yorkshire’s Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 6 – an hour and a half’s drive from Hull city centre.

Meanwhile, as part of the new edition of NME Gold, Paul Weller has spoken out about his admiration for friend and collaborator Noel Gallagher.

After Liam Gallagher kicked things off by sharing his favourite music for the first ever issue of NME Gold, now The Jam, Style Council and solo hero takes to the pages – picking historic articles about his favourite artists from the archives of NME.

In a section dedicated to Noel Gallagher with an NME feature for The High Flying Birds from 2011, Weller hailed the former Oasis guitarist’s ability to ‘write an anthem’ – especially since he’s gone solo.

“I’ve liked everything he’s done solo,” Weller told NME Gold. “I don’t really need to talk about what a great songwriter he is, because everyone knows that. But, for me, he’s got better.

“I think his songs now have got a different sort of depth to them; lyrically as well. Especially the new one. I really like the words on it. He’s got his own thing together.”

Source: NME