The rocker, who toured the U.S. and Canada with Oasis and Beady Eye, will perform at the Osheaga Festival on 4 August (17) as part of a festival run, which will also include shows in Serbia, Spain, and France.

But he recently told Q magazine he's not embarking on a proper solo career, adding, "There are just 10, 11 songs I've written that are eligible to be recorded. They've got flair, attitude, the melodies are sick and the words are f**king funny...

"It's a record written by me that's got all the right ingredients and sounds, well, tasty. You won't be scratching your chin. It's not Pink Floyd and it ain't Radiohead. It's chin-out music (sic)."

His first solo effort will be released later this year (17).