In the ever-evolving saga of Oasis and the Gallagher brothers, Liam Gallagher recently confirmed that his brother, Noel Gallagher, turned down the opportunity to be part of the upcoming ‘Definitely Maybe‘ tour, set to celebrate 30 years of Oasis’ seminal debut album.
Fans rejoiced as news of the UK tour was unveiled, with Liam preparing to hit the road in honor of the iconic ‘Definitely Maybe’ album. The live shows will be a nostalgic journey through Oasis’ early years, with the prospect of Liam performing the 1994 album in its entirety and even some “naughty” B-sides from that era, including ‘Half The World Away,’ originally sung by Noel.
However, hopes for a complete Oasis reunion were dashed as it became clear that Noel had no intentions of joining the tour. The ‘Definitely Maybe 30 Years’ UK and Ireland tour, encompassing 12 dates, will predominantly be a solo venture for Liam, adding a tinge of disappointment for fans hoping for a full Oasis experience.
According to NME – Liam confirmed this revelation in a recent tweet, responding to a fan’s inquiry about Noel’s involvement, stating, “He’s been asked and he’s refused.” This revelation cements the fact that the live shows will carry the essence of Oasis primarily through Liam’s performance.
The tour is slated to kick off in Sheffield on June 2, making stops in major cities across the UK and Ireland, including Cardiff, Glasgow, Dublin, and multiple dates in London and Manchester.
Despite the disappointment of Noel’s absence, Bonehead, ex-Oasis guitarist, is set to join Liam on the tour, rekindling memories of the iconic Oasis days.
The bitter rift between the Gallagher brothers has persisted over the years, consistently dampening hopes of an Oasis reunion. Noel has remained committed to his solo venture, High Flying Birds, releasing their latest album ‘Council Skies’ and touring extensively throughout 2023. Meanwhile, Liam has been making waves with his own solo career, including a massive headline gig at Knebworth in 2022, where he played to a staggering 170,000 fans across two nights.
As the ‘Definitely Maybe’ tour approaches, fans are torn between excitement for the celebration of a legendary album and the lingering wish for a complete Oasis reunion. Regardless, the legacy of Oasis lives on through their timeless music, which continues to resonate with audiences around the world.
He’s been asked and he’s refused
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) October 17, 2023