Rock Star Noel Gallagher Takes In Championship Soccer Game With Packed House At San Diego Bar

June 10, 2023

Rock star Noel Gallagher from bands Oasis and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds enjoyed a championship soccer game with a packed house at a San Diego bar this weekend.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is set to play a concert at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego's South County on Saturday night, but the band's frontman first had to watch his beloved Manchester City Football Club play in the Champions League final. Noel was seen cheering Man City on at the Bluefoot Bar and Lounge in San Diego's North Park with San Diego's branch of Man City's official supporters. 

Gallagher arrived through the back door of Bluefoot with his security and team just after 11:30am about a half hour before kickoff. Noel allegedly promised to perform in his underpants if City beat Inter Milan in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League. Man City ultimately won the game 1-0. During the game, fans in the North Park bar erupted into a rendition of the Oasis song "Don't Look Back in Anger," which was written by Noel Gallagher when he was with the band Oasis with his now-estranged brother Liam. 

Gallagher celebrating the game's only goal. 

How did Noel Gallagher end up at Bluefoot Bar? After inviting him via Tweet, San Diego's Man City Fan Club Chair Kristi Hummel phoned in to TalkSport radio show during Noel’s recent interview to ask the High Flying Birds singer if he'd join them for the game. She eventually went back and forth with Gallagher's management and security for days ahead of the championship match. 

"We were all looking at our calendars and we realized that Noel Gallagher was going to be playing in town on the day of the final, and we had no idea whether he was going to be staying over in LA or if he was going to be traveling down early in the day," explained Hummel in an interview with another publication. "We wanted to reach out and invite him to join us if he wanted a place to watch. We didn't really think that he'd take us up on it. We sent him tweet, we heard nothing, not surprisingly. The guy who runs showing soccer here at the bar, my downstairs neighbor is British. He's a Tottenham fan, but we don't hold it against him. He had heard that Noel Gallagher was going to be on the show and he sort of egged me on to call in with an invite. And so I stayed up until four o'clock in the morning and called in and they invited me to ask him live on air and the rest is kind of history."

Only time will tell if Gallagher will actually play in his underwear during his show at San Diego's North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Saturday night, June 10.