LONDON - Noel Gallagher, part of the chart-topping Oasis group with brother Liam until their acrimonious split in 2009, has announced that he will release a new solo album in March.
The album, Chasing Yesterday, will be his third solo effort after 2009's The Dreams We Have As Children and 2011's Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
British pop's bad boy, who was the main songwriter and guitarist for Oasis, also announced a European tour starting in March.
It will begin with shows in British cities before moving to Europe, with dates planned in Paris, Milan, Copenhagen and Brussels.
The announcement of the new album is likely to further dampen hopes of any Oasis reunion, following rumours that Noel may have made peace with his brother.
Considered a pillar of the Britpop movement, Oasis were a huge success in the 1990s and sold some 50 million records.
But fighting between the brothers plagued the band, which broke up in August 2009 after a violent row moments before the band were due on stage in Paris.