North Mississippi Allstars Get A Little Help From Noel

Oasis principal Noel Gallagher will make an appearance on the forthcoming album from the North Mississippi Allstars. NME reports that Noel is a big fan of the blues-rock combo and quoted him as saying the band's 2000 gigs in London were one of the "highlights of the year." Gallagher will lend his vocal skills to two tracks on the album - the title track, "Polaris," and "One To Grow On." The album, which will hit the streets April 22 from Artemis/Tone Cool Records, is the third release from The North Mississippi Allstars. Their first two, Shake Hands With Shorty, and 51 Phantom were both nominated for a Grammy in the best contemporary blues album category.

On March 23 in Oxford, Mississippi, The North Mississippi Allstars will hit the road in support of Polaris. The 27-date tour will run through May 16 in Terra Alta, West Virginia at the All Good Music Festival. The band will also make a stop at the Bonnaroo Festival on June 13. See the tour details below.

03.23.03 - Oxford, MS (The Grove)

03.28.03 - St. Louis, MO (Blueberry Hill's Duck Room)

03.29.03 - Fayetteville, AR (Dave's On Dickson)

03.31.03 - Conway, AR (University of Central Arkansas)

04.04.03 - San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)

04.05.03 - San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)

04.09.03 - Columbia, MO (Blue Note)

04.10.03 - Iowa City, IA (University of Iowa)

04.11.03 - Bloomington, IN (Indiana University)

04.12.04 - Columbus, OH (Little Brother's)

04.13.03 - Pittsburgh, PA (Rosebud)

04.15.03 - Winooski, VT (Higher Ground)

04.16.03 - Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)

04.17.03 - New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

04.18.03 - Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)

04.19.03 - Norfolk, VA (the NorVa)

04.20.03 - Live Oak, FL (Suwanee Music Park)

04.23.03 - Charlotte, NC (Visulite Theatre)

04.24.03 - Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy's)

04.26.03 - Oxford, MS (Double Decker Festival)

04.27.03 - New Orleans, LA (Tipitina's Uptown)

04.29.03 - Dallas, TX (Trees)

04.30.03 - Austin, TX (Stubb's Barbeque)

05.01.03 - New Orleans, LA (Fairgrounds Racetrack)

05.03.03 - New Orleans, LA (Twi-Ro-Pa)

05.15.03 - Masontown, WV (Marvin's Mountaintop)

05.16.03 - Terra Alta, WV (All Good Music Festival)

06.13.03 - Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo Festival)

North Mississippi Allstars Get A Little Help From Noel