Oasis' Noel Gallagher is the latest superstar name added to this year's Tibetan
Freedom Concert. The "brainy" Gallagher brother will play a full solo set on
the first night of the two-day fest, June 7, on a bill that already boasts sets
from A Tribe Called Quest, Ben Harper, Biz Markie, Foo Fighters, Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion, Nawang Kechog, Patti Smith, Porno for Pyros (acoustic),
Radiohead, Sonic Youth and Yungchen Lhamo.
This year's shows will take
place in Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in New York on June 7 and 8. As
previously reported in ATN, the re-shuffled line-up for the 8th features Blur,
Rancid, Bjork, Chaksam-Pa, Dadon, De La Soul, a rare appearance from dub
pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry with the Mad Professor and the Robotiks Band,
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, Pavement, Alanis Morissette (solo
acoustic mini-set), Taj Mahal and the Beastie Boys (whose Adam Yauch is one of
the organizers) playing a set one organizer promised would be "something very
interesting and different."
Also as previously reported in ATN, the first
single from Oasis' third album will be "Do You Know What I Mean" (July 7). U.S.
fans' first chance to see the whole band live in nearly a year will be at the
two U2/Oasis shows in Oakland, California on June 18-19.