In an interview with NME, Noel admits that he’s baffled by how Ed managed to shift a quarter of a million tickets for the shows this summer.
“I don’t think I can live in a world where that’s even possible,” he says. “When you hear that kind of polished pop and then there’s a ginger guy with a f**king guitar it seems subversive, but it’s f**king not.”
But now Ed has responded, simply saying: “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”
Ed’s three dates at the 80,000-seat stadium comes after a huge year for the singer, which saw his album ‘X’ top the charts and go on to become the year’s biggest seller, shifting 1.7million copies.
As well as slating Ed, Noel went on to say he believes ‘real music’ (you know, like he plays) will return eventually.
“In the early ’80s everyone at indie labels, even major labels, were trying to push this music to the fore because everything else was s**t, and maybe it’ll happen again, but I don’t see it for the next decade.”