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Marco G.N. and Alan McGee top 5 Oasis gigs

I publish this because... I terribly miss Oasis concerts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1) Maine Road, Manchester, 1996


2) G-Mex, Manchester, 1997


3) Knebworth, Stevenage, 1996

"this is history", 250,000 people

4) Forum, Italy, Milan, 1997
about this gig: click here
me and my parka on the mountains, arriving first

5) Hallenstadion, Switzerland, Zurich, 2009
about this gig: click here


by Alan


Noel and Liam are a notorious live act. Noel: stalwart, bashing out classic chords like hits of lightning. Liam: one of the best vocalists since Elvis, sending out dead-eyed Botticelli stares into the audience, hunched over a microphone, swaggering and challenging crowds of up to 100,000 to a fight before leading into surreal, Breton-inspired stage banter.
Their tours sold out in minutes, with thousands of people queueing for the possibility of spare tickets. And why? Because Oasis are the best rock'n'roll band in the world and they are an unstoppable live act. And so to celebrate, here are my top five live Oasis moments:

1) Earls Court, London, 1995


I witnessed this performance along with 20,000 other die-hard fans. Have they bettered this show? No. Earls Court was genius because Oasis were doing stadium performances on pure instinct. Earls Court was just after the release of Morning Glory. It was pure storming hedonism and it was one of the few moments where they truly captured the pop culture zeitgeist.

2) Maine Road, Manchester, 1996

This was rock as religious spectacle. Oasis don't necessarily have fans, they have disciples who chant their love for the band. There is a reason why their live DVD, "There And Then", included the Maine Road and Earls Court performances, and that's because those shows captured a live rock'n'roll experience as essential as Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan and Daft Punk's Alive.

3) Loch Lomond, Scotland, 1996


Oasis played in front of 40,000 fans while a photographer caught the iconoclastic moment with Noel standing behind a Jagger-like Liam. An amazing shot! Noel's studies of U2's Rattle and Hum paid off. Fun fact: Oasis (bar Liam) loved U2 and if I had known this in 1994 I would never have signed them. At the time, Bobby Gillespie and myself were obsessed with U2 being the enemies of rock'n'roll due to the commercial gloss of Bono and co. Of course, I get U2 now and they always got Creation Records – Achtung Baby being 50% Primals, 25% the Jesus and Mary Chain and 25% My Bloody Valentine.

4) Aberdeen, Scotland, 1997

I'll admit the Be Here Now tour was when Oasis lost their rock'n'roll mojo. Not every date on this tour was a highlight, but Oasis were on fire in Aberdeen. It was completely mental, unrestrained, rebellious rock'n'roll. Oasis became a gargantuan juggernaut of electric feedback and primal beats.

5) The Word, London, 1994


I was languishing in drug rehab and watching Oasis on The Word playing Supersonic. I thought '"What have I unearthed?" and then "Yes, this is going to be massive". And guess what? They are.
Nearly 15 years on, I have fashion hipsters telling me about the latest Shoreditch sensation, while simultaneously putting down Oasis. Granted, east London bands talk a good album, but Oasis have never stopped making great albums. Let's be honest, Oasis are our Stones, our Beatles and – yes – our U2. Buying an Oasis record is the closest you will get to reliving those classic bands, so you might as well embrace it.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8

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