Since his first life-changing show at King Tut’s, the former Oasis man has put the country at the top of his list of favourite places to play, insisting it’s an honour to perform for what he considers the best crowd on the planet.
He’s back at the SSE Hydro this week with his band High Flying Birds and has announced his biggest-ever show here, playing Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park in August. He can’t wait to get onstage to do what he does best in front of the people who get it the most.
He said: “Every artist in the world who plays in Scotland will tell you that there’s something about the crowds that is unique. The passion and spirit is second to none.
“That’s where Oasis got signed and it was the scene of some of our greatest shows, like Loch Lomond and King Tut’s, so I’ve always had a great affection for it.
“Plus the fact my wife is Scottish, which pretty much makes me Scottish and my kids Scottish. I love the place
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