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Led Zeppelin were only 1 time in Italy, Milan 1971: hooligans war

MILAN - Notice Jimmy Page with red-white England-Milan colours :). Led Zeppelin only 1 time but of course Robert Plant came to Milan other times in his solo career, with his band, I've seen him live. Probably you have seen Oasis' Noel Gallagher wearing Led Zeppelin's t-shirts, but I dunno why he didn't put them among his 10 favourite bands. And he's always against so many bands, sometimes even his idols, so it's strange he had many bands to put in his top 10. Led Zeppelin are my 2nd favourite band (can you imagine which is the first one? Should create a competition to guess ^_^ ...right, it's Green Day ahaha)
Much has been written about this disastrous concert. This is the show where police tear-gassed the audience, causing the event to turn into a massive riot. Several people, including members of the band's entourage, were injured, and the stage itself was seemingly destroyed while the band locked up in their dressing room. Given the circumstances surrounding this event, it's hard to listen to the three tracks we have available and get past the impending doom. But the band are in good shape. Perhaps most notable is that this show is in that range of dates where Plant is still in the absolute height of his vocal abilities.
This is more or less the correct version of what happened, Led Zeppelin risked their lives and got the instruments destroyed. The hooligans were communists inspired by the french May 1968.
The worst Led Zeppelin concert in history, almost 40 years ago.

It was pretty hot out there. . .

Robert Plant: Yeah, sometimes it gets a bit scary when we see half the stage disappearing...

Jimmy Page: It was a bit rough.

I heard you had some problems in Milan.

Plant: We went to Milan, and there was a big music festival with people from all countries contributing. They travel around, and we just came for one gig. And we were told that it was a cool thing and even though there was a reputation for bottles being thrown in Rome, we were assured it wouldn't happen to us. Anyway, we started playing in a big cycle arena, and they'd been booing everybody else, and as soon as we walked onstage, I noticed some smoke at the back of the arena. And there's all this smoke and there's firemen behind us and I was going "fire! fire!" in my finest Italian.
Anyway, nobody took any notice of me and we carried on for about a quarter of an hour and the fire had gotten all around us. And I turned around and looked at everybody and Peter (Grant, the manager), his eyes had all gone big and red. And everybody was suddenly coughing. People suddenly appeared with masks and things like that and suddenly there were bombs going off, everywhere. And the whole thing about what I'm doing is that I've been doing it seven years.
And so it's been seven years and suddenly I find we've been tear gassed. So I got an Italian guy to come on and I told him to tell everybody to (Robert purses his lips and blows several times). And everybody's blowing. And everyone was just sitting down and coming around and digging it. And I was getting so I couldn't sing, and the feeling, if you've ever been tear gassed, is that if you move, you've got 15,000 kids who are going to freak out. So you don't move and you become so nauseated. Anyway, it finally broke up and there were kids running everywhere.
There were 250 stormtroopers there, in line, and I forgot to tell you, as we got there, there were wagons all alongside the road, and there were all these guys lined up by the front door. So I jumped out of the car and I was saluting and shouting and checking the uniforms and walking up and down the ranks going (makes faces) and I saw something I've never seen before, because they were completely devoid of anything human. They just looked at me as if to say "Objective number one" or something.
And suddenly everyone was running. And the kids came running over the stage, and we split and ran down a passage under the cycle arena. And then they tear gassed the passage. So Peter, who can't run very fast, was in trouble. So we found a room and we barricaded ourselves in. Broke into a medical cupboard and had all these fucking weapons and stuff. They were bringing the roadies in unconscious. We had one nurse and some oxygen and we looked out the window into the streets and there was fighting and shooting and cars being smashed and driven into trees and the whole thing was like a war. And it was because we stood up on stage. But that was not the real reason for it all. There were 250 people who just didn't know what the fuck was going on. 15,000 people are jumping in the air trying to escape the fucking tear gas and they don't understand.
And as we drove back to the fucking hotel, round the wrecked cars and round the fights and all that, there were roadside hospitals all the way to the center of Milan. I've never seen anything like that.
And I got up the next morning and got the papers and the driver translated and just told us that the kids had caused a riot and the police had had to move in and do the fucking honours. People lost their sight. I cried for days and days and everything I think about it, or I think of something gentle, I even saw a silly film with Cary Grant in it, and he was going on about what man must do to be man, and I was fucking crying. Because it just fucking hit me and if I'm ever down in America all somebody has to do is say. "Are you a boy or a girl" and I'll fucking dive at him. Because it's an animal reaction. I've already been in a rathole once.
And I know it's not just because we're radicals or rock 'n' rollers. It's because there's nobody understanding. And our side of the fence are going over there and saying "Fuck That", and that side is coming over and saying "Up Yours", and it's the wrong thing, you know. The concerts should be in twice as big a place and everybody should bring their parents. And then we can get it together. What we need is more of a bridge between the two sides... and in Milan?
...

Whole lotta love (the most famous riff in music history)

Clouds of tear gas and stones fill the air. Police attack with increased force as small gangs continue their assault. But the violence would only get worse before the riotous night was over. It was war alright, in the battlefield of Milan's Vigorelli Velodromo (same place of the Beatles in Milan, 24 July 1965, 38°Celsius :) and caught in the middle of the melee was Led Zeppelin. The somber event would scar them for quite some time, vowing to never let it happen again.
What exactly happened at the infamous riot in Milan, the worst of the group's career, to incite the crowd to such violence? Assembling the pieces reveal that it was foreseen by Italian organizers.
A government sponsored day-long festival which included an assortment of Italian acts brought 15,000 fans into the outdoor Vigorelli Velodromo stadium, with Led Zeppelin headlining that evening of July 5th, 1971. It wasn't really the best venue for a rock concert but officials were used to large crowds there. Some locals complained about the excruciatingly loud PA system, in addition to the scorching 30+ degrees (celsius) heat. But the sounds from the stage were not as frightening as the violent rioting fans, police sirens and explosions that later occurred.
A well-rounded musical package was planned. However, famous Italian pop stars such as Gianni Morandi, Mauro Lusini and Milva knew something wasn't right as they took to the stage that afternoon. Performing as part of a traditional "cantagiro", a small portion of the crowd acted on their impatience throwing objects and occasional heckling. "It could have been predicted", Morandi recalls. "They were all waiting for Led Zeppelin", explaining that it was a different type of audience than they were used to: "I shouldn't have even performed." Most of them cut short their set and angrily retreated off the stage after experiencing the police retaliation with tear gas on the increasingly hostile pockets of youths.
While the crowd's anticipation of Led Zeppelin was true, gangs of youths, described more like hooligans by most people there, had begun instigating trouble. Outside the stadium small groups (known in Italian slang as the portoghesi, the Portuguese) wanted to get in without paying. In fact, it was a normal occurrence during this period in Milan and were usually first to start a ruckus to sneak into an event. This time organizers were more prepared, especially with a major act like Led Zeppelin and weren't going to let them get away with it. Reportedly, clashes with police first occurred here.
A big headline act like Zeppelin provided a golden opportunity for an assortment of professional agitators, many with political motives from left side, anarchists who were also there distributing flyers for an upcoming demonstration for the following Thursday. Heavy police presence was everywhere as if they were preparing for a war, with an estimated 2000 officers standing guard in various positions around the building and stage.
"We noticed as we arrived at the gig that the whole militia was out", recalled Jimmy Page, "and I told the promoter 'Look, this is absurd. Either get them out or get them in trim, or there's gonna be a nasty scene", he predicted. But by show time, the crowd anxiously cheered for the group to take the stage, already forgetting about the day's pandemonium. After all, Led Zeppelin is who they came to see!
Led Zeppelin finally kicked off their set, with the thrashing "Immigrant Song". At this point in their career, they'd been hard at work on their fourth album and except for a limited number of shows hadn't performed very much so far that year. Although the album would not be released for another four months, new songs from the upcoming LP were performed. Musically, they could do no wrong. The powerful and solid Bonham and Jones gelled with Page's expanding guitar licks. Also outstanding during this period of 1971 was Plant's shrieking vocals that seemed to able to blow out any PA at will. Unfortunately, this night was not going to be remembered for its musical performance, which lasts only about 40 minutes. Surprisingly, segments of a rare audience recording survived the ensuing conflict and help to provide a taste of the night's atmosphere.
The group continued through set, "Heartbreaker", "Since I've Been Loving You", "Black Dog", "Dazed and Confused" with small fires erupting among the audience. Despite pleas from Robert Plant begging the crowd to calm down, the chaos continued. "We went on for another 20 or 30 minutes, but every time the audience would stand up for an encore, there'd be loads of smoke!", Page recalled. "So we just kept on saying repeatedly 'Stop lighting those fires, please!'. But then we suddenly realized that it wasn't smoke from fires - it was bloody tear gas that the police were firing into the crowd. It wasn't until one canister landed about 20 feet from the stage (during "Dazed and Confused") and the wind brought it over to us that we realized what was happening." The band stops playing, about several minutes into the song after tear gas lands close to the stage, causing screams from the crowd and chants of "BASTA!... BASTA!" ("enough, stop it") pleading to the police to stop.
To this point, the problems were considered minor, until about 9:30pm, where an estimated several hundred people gathered at a side street of Vigorelli (named Via Arona), and began to clap and chant a well known french phrase: "ce ne qu'un debut, continuons le combat". They began throwing stones and police quickly charged toward the crowd in an attempt to disperse them. They returned less than 10 minutes later. By all accounts, it was a small number of youths who ruined it for all, inciting the crowd and police over-reaction that would escalate the situation to a full scale riot. Police retaliated forming a line of military jeeps where the battle moved towards the other side of Vigorelli, on Sempione street. Police once again launched tear gas and spread out around the whole perimeter of Vigorelli. Police had soon sealed off all access to Vigorelli, but the hooligans, now with even more vigor continued to resist. All hell broke loose by 11:30pm.
"We were still playing in a cloud of tear gas but it was hopeless, so we said 'Blow this, let's cut it really short.' We did one more number and went right in to "Whole Lotta Love" and the whole crowd jumped up.", said Page. "By this point there'd been about 40 minutes of tear gas attacks and finally somebody heaved a bottle at the police. It was not entirely unexpected since the crowd had been getting bombarded for no reason - but of course the moment a bottle went up, that's what the police had been waiting for."
Choking and gasping for air, desperate fans began fleeing - some towards the stage. The band had seen enough and fled the stage. Thick clouds of tear gas and smoke blocked their only passageway as they attempted to find a way out, with a steady succession of gas bombs still exploding. Locking themselves in a small room backstage, they tried to catch their breath. Realizing some of their equipment was still on stage, in the middle of the ensuing riot roadies braved the war zone again to salvage what was left, including Bonham's drums who was certain they were now destroyed. An assortment of projectiles including Molotov cocktails, bottles and stones were thrust into the air.
"The roadies had to be carried off in stretchers, just for trying to save the gear", recalls John Paul Jones. "The police had cordoned off all the audience around the back and there was a big line of policemen holding them there. The only way they could move was forward on to the stage - about 10,000 kids were forced up through the stage. It was a war."
After an hour of waiting in their barricaded backstage room, armed officers provided an escort back to their hotel. Fans were still fleeing the area, hanging onto passing trucks and running in the streets. It was already evident that only a small group of youths were responsible for sparking the entire incident, and police overreactions fueled the incident to a war-like fiasco. By the end of the evening, an estimated 40 people were injured, 16 arrested, 4 cars vandalized and the Vigorelli Velodromo sustained an enormous amount of damage. With the morning light, local people began understanding the scope of the event.
As I investigated the events, it was soon clear that this type of incident had occurred many types in the past year in Italy. Police used tear gas to disperse crowds at a Santana concert the previous April. On June 8th, an identical situation happened when the group Chicago performed at Milan Arena, where small group of people forced their way inside without paying. A ruckus ensued causing tear gas being used by police. This time one teenager was seriously hurt. Recent shows by Rolling Stones, Grand Funk, Humble Pie also resulted in police attacking the crowd with tear gas. By the summer of 1971, fans who held a ticket to a show knew that a violent outbreak was possible - even likely - at any pop concert there. What the people found most troubling was not just the horrible situation at Led Zeppelin's appearance, but that it was becoming commonplace. The events were almost the same each time: small groups of trouble-makers causing police retaliation/over-reaction, which set off a dangerous chain reaction of throwing rocks, bottles = tear gas etc. Most condemned the police for waging war on the kids. In the case of Led Zeppelin's show, it was the same pattern of events, but on much larger scale, due in part to increased fanaticism with the band which brought out larger crowds.


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08 Mar 2016
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10 Dec 2015
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16 Jul 2015
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16 Jul 2015
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14 Jul 2015
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11 Jul 2015
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11 Jul 2015
Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK
10 Jul 2015
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09 Jul 2015
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08 Jul 2015
Anfiteatro Camerini, Vicenza, Italy
06 Jul 2015
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02 Jul 2015
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27 Jun 2015
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25 Jun 2015
Rock Werchter 2015, Werchter, België
23 Jun 2015
OUÏ FM Festival 2015, Paris, France
19 Jun 2015
Best Kept Secret Festival 2015, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
06 Jun 2015
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06 Jun 2015
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30 May 2015
Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, US
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26 May 2015
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23 May 2015
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20 May 2015
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The Warfield, SF Bay Area, US
16 May 2015
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, US
14 May 2015
Majestic Theatre Dallas - Fort Worth, US
13 May 2015
House of Blues, Houston, US
10 May 2015
Civic Theatre, New Orleans, US
08 May 2015
Shaky Knees Festival 2015, Atlanta, US
07 May 2015
Webster Hall, New York, US
04 May 2015
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
03 May 2015
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
16 Apr 2015
Nippon Budokan|日本武道館 Tokyo, Japan
15 Apr 2015
Nippon Budokan|日本武道館 Tokyo, Japan
13 Apr 2015
Zepp Nagoya Nagoya, Japan
11 Apr 2015
Zepp Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan
09 Apr 2015
Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen (HBG) Hall - 広島文化学園HBGホール Hiroshima, Japan
07 Apr 2015
Osaka Festival Hall (フェスティバルホール) Osaka, Japan
06 Apr 2015
Osaka Festival Hall (フェスティバルホール) Osaka, Japan
04 Apr 2015
Walker Hill Theater, Seoul, Republic of Korea
03 Apr 2015
Walker Hill Theater, Seoul, Republic of Korea
28 Mar 2015
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
22 Mar 2015
Ancienne Belgique (AB) Brussels, Belgium
20 Mar 2015
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
19 Mar 2015
Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany
17 Mar 2015
VEGA Musikkens Hus - Store Vega (Main Hall) Copenhagen, Denmark
16 Mar 2015
Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
14 March 2015
Fabrique, Milano, Italia
12 Mar 2015
Zénith de Paris, France
10 Mar 2015
The O2 Arena, London, UK
09 Mar 2015
Manchester Arena, UK
07 Mar 2015
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
06 Mar 2015
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
04 Mar 2015
3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
03 Mar 2015
SSE Arena, Belfast, UK
09 Nov 2012
Revention Music Center, Houston, US
08 Nov 2012
Austin Music Hall, Austin, US
07 Nov 2012
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Dallas - Fort Worth, US
05 Nov 2012
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, US
04 Nov 2012
Louisville Palace, Louisville, US
03 Nov 2012
The Venue, Horseshoe Casino, Chicago, US
01 Nov 2012
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, US
31 Oct 2012
Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul Rivercentre Twin Cities, US
30 Oct 2012
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Canada
28 Oct 2012
Stampede Corral, Calgary, Canada
27 Oct 2012
Edmonton Expo Centre At Northlands, Edmonton, Canada
25 Oct 2012
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
24 Oct 2012
WaMu Theater, Seattle, US
23 Oct 2012
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, US
12 Oct 2012
Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
11 Oct 2012
Transbordeur, Lyon, France
08 Oct 2012
Capitol, Offenbach, Germany
06 Oct 2012
Paladozza, Bologna, Italy
05 Oct 2012
Teatro Obihall, Firenze, Italy
03 Oct 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany
27 Sep 2012
Twinkle Rock Festival 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
25 Sep 2012
Jiulongwan Zhanlan Zhongxin, Hong Kong, China
21 Sep 2012
Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix 2012
20 Sep 2012
Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
12 Sep 2012
iTunes Festival 2012, London, UK
10 Sep 2012
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
09 Sep 2012
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
07 Sep 2012
SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK
06 Sep 2012
O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
06 Sep 2012
Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
04 Sep 2012
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) Bournemouth, UK
25 Aug 2012
Rock en Seine 2012, Paris, France
23 Aug 2012
Belsonic festival, Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland
19 Aug 2012
V Festival, Stafford, UK
18 Aug 2012
V Festival 2012, Chelmsford, UK
17 Aug 2012
V Festival 2012, Wolverhampton, UK
16 Aug 2012
Austria Green Park, St Polten
27 Jul 2012
Fuji Rock 2012, Niigata, Japan
17 Jul 2012
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK
15 Jul 2012
Festival Internacional de Benicàssim - FIB 2012 Valencia, Spain
13 Jul 2012
Musilac 2012, Chambéry, France
07 Jul 2012
Les Déferlantes d'Argeles 2012, Perpignan, France
06 Jul 2012
T In The Park 2012, Kinross, UK
05 Jul 2012
Heineken Jammin Festival 2012, Milano, Italia
04 Jul 2012
Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
29 Jun 2012
Montreux Jazz Festival 2012, Switzerland
29 Jun 2012
Kollen 2012, Oslo, Norge, Norway
28 Jun 2012
Rock Werchter 2012, Belgium
23 Jun 2012
Isle of Wight Festival 2012, UK
21 Jun 2012
Isle of Wight Festival 2012, UK
20 Jun 2012
Plac Zebrań Ludowych, Gdańsk, Polska, Poland
14 Jun 2012
Hultsfredsfestivalen 2012, Hultsfred, Sweden
10 Jun 2012
Maxidrom Festival 2012, Moscow, Russian Federation
29 May 2012
Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul, Republic of Korea
28 May 2012
Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul, Republic of Korea
26 May 2012
Municipal Central Gymnasium (大阪市立中央体育館) Osaka, Japan
24 May 2012
Great Hall, Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater - 愛知県芸術劇場 大ホール 愛知 Nagoya, Japan
23 May 2012
Nippon Budokan|日本武道館 Tokyo, Nippon
08 May 2012
Jockey Club del Paraguay, Asunción, Paraguay
06 May 2012
Club Gimnasia y Esgrima (GEBA) Buenos Aires, Argentina
03 May 2012
Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
02 May 2012
Espaço das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil
26 Apr 2012
Municipal Central Gymnasium (大阪市立中央体育館) Osaka, Japan
24 Apr 2012
Great Hall, Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater - 愛知県芸術劇場 大ホール 愛知 Nagoya, Japan
23 Apr 2012
Nippon Budokan|日本武道館 Tokyo, Japan
20 Apr 2012
Pearl Concert Theatre, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, US
20 Apr 2012
Coachella 2012, San Diego, US
18 Apr 2012
Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, US
17 Apr 2012
Balboa Theatre, San Diego, US
13 Apr 2012
Coachella 2012, San Diego, US
11 Apr 2012
Teatro Metropólitan, Mexico City
10 Apr 2012
Teatro Metropólitan Mexico City
10 Apr 2012
Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)
06 Apr 2012
The Tabernacle Atlanta, US
04 Apr 2012
Egyptian Room, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, US
03 Apr 2012
Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, US
01 Apr 2012
Riviera Theatre, Chicago, US
31 Mar 2012
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Detroit, US
29 Mar 2012
Express Live! Columbus, US
28 Mar 2012
Warner Theatre, Washington, US
15 Mar 2012
Komplex 457, Zürich, Switzerland
13 Mar 2012
Atlantico, Roma, Italia
11 Mar 2012
Tonhalle - Kultfabrik, Munich, Germany
09 Mar 2012
Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
08 Mar 2012
Sporthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
06 Mar 2012
Le Grand Rex, Paris, France
04 Mar 2012
Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
01 Mar 2012
The Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
01 Mar 2012
The Other Room, Birmingham, UK
01 Mar 2012
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
29 Feb 2012
O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
26 Feb 2012
The O2 Arena, London, UK
24 Feb 2012
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) Glasgow, UK
23 Feb 2012
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
21 Feb 2012
The BRIT Awards 2012, London, UK
19 Feb 2012
Sheffield Arena, UK
17 Feb 2012
The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
16 Feb 2012
SSE Arena, Belfast, UK
14 Feb 2012
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) Aberdeen, UK
14 Feb 2012
Manchester Arena, UK
13 Feb 2012
MEN Arena - Manchester
31 Jan 2012
Big Day Out 2012, Melbourne, Australia
29 Jan 2012
Big Day Out 2012, Melbourne, Australia
26 Jan 2012
Big Day Out 2012, Sydney, Australia
23 Jan 2012
Big Day Out 2012, Sydney, Australia
22 Jan 2012
Big Day Out 2012, Gold Coast Parklands, Gold Coast, Australia
17 Jan 2012
Tokyo Dome City Hall (東京ドームシティホール) Tokyo, Japan
16 Jan 2012
Tokyo Dome City Hall (東京ドームシティホール) Tokyo, Japan
10 Dec 2011
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, US
10 Dec 2011
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2011, Los Angeles, US
06 Dec 2011
Casino De Paris, France
04 Dec 2011
Palladium, Cologne, Germany
03 Dec 2011
Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
01 Dec 2011
Ancienne Belgique (AB) Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov 2011
Alcatraz, Milano, Italia + review here+video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here
26 Nov 2011
La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Live @ Later with Jools Holland, bootleg)
19 Nov 2011
Orpheum Theatre, SF Bay Area, US
18 Nov 2011
Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, US
17 Nov 2011
Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, US
15 Nov 2011
Beacon Theatre, New York, US
14 Nov 2011
Beacon Theatre, New York, US
12 Nov 2011
Wang Theatre, Boch Center, Boston / Cambridge, US
11 Nov 2011
Academy of Music Philadelphia, USA
08 Nov 2011
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
07 Nov 2011
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
BBC radio Theatre, London, bootleg
31 Oct 2011
Roundhouse, London, UK
30 Oct 2011
O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London, UK
29 Oct 2011
Eventim Apollo, London, UK
27 Oct 2011
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland (bootleg)
26 Oct 2011
O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
23 Oct 2011

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"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphisics of books". (Walt Whitman) ..... "What's the story morning glory?", American expression (something like "what's up?"), but also spicy thai vegetable :), and girls say it's also a morning male erection

What's the story morning glory - the most famous Oasis album - London at dawn, Soho, Berwick Street, known for its independent record shops. On the left it's Sister Ray records shop, then it went into administration...

..... Who feels love? - Arizona www.maricophoenix.blogspot.com - video inspired by Zabriskie Point, movie by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, with Mark Frechette

2000, Twin Towers down there... before September 11... on the single "Sunday morning call" there was New York with a fallen glass... New York City skyline from the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center. The album's title was taken from the words made famous by Sir Isaac Newton: "If I can see further than anyone else, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of giants". Noel saw the quote on the side of a £2 coin while in a pub and liked it so much he thought it would be a suitable name for the new album. He then wrote the name on the side of a cigarette packet while drunk. When he awoke in the morning, he realised he had written "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants", not "shoulders"
..... video with Milano Lambretta

Our Lady, Milan symbol in "Stop crying your heart out" video. Oasis have catholic origins

Heathen chemistry - the title came from a t-shirt Noel bought in Ibiza which featured a logo reading, "The Society of Heathen Chemists"

in the little picture: Rodney Marsh, 1972-75 City player (and next to the tv: George Best). A poster of a young Burt Bacharach. They were watching The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, spaghetti western movie by Italian director Sergio Leone, music by the great maestro Ennio Morricone. The room was at Bonehead's house. On the floor, a glass of wine, but it was bilberry juice

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as all the greatest music albums covers, almost all Oasis albums covers have summat mysterious, it seems a curse. The last one had an atomic bomb... then they split. In '95 they put the pier of Weston-super-Mare on "Roll with it" cover, then it was burnt

"La musica non ha mai spostato niente, neanche negli anni '60, ai tempi del Vietnam. Il rock incide nel look, negli atteggiamenti, ma non nella politica. Forse conoscendolo Lennon era un cretino, non ci sarei andato d'accordo e l'avrei odiato. La gente parla troppo della sua vita, del pacifismo e così via, quello che mi interessa sono solo le sue canzoni.
E se qualcuno organizza una marcia contro la guerra, io preferisco andare al parco con mia figlia".
(Noel Gallagher, Oasis)
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Music never moved anything, not even in the '60s, at Vietnam times. Rock influences look, attitudes, but not politics. Maybe knowing him Lennon was an idiot, I wouldn't got on well with him and would have hated him. People speak too much of his life, pacifism, and so on, I'm interested only in his songs.
And if anybody organizes a march against war, I prefer going to the park with my daughter.


..... vote for Noel Prime Minister: 1) a good politician is a rich one, 2) more police on the streets

Seguo gli Oasis dall'inizio, dal 1994 (da quando c'è lo zio Silvio in politica ahaha), il Britpop iniziava a conquistare il mondo, e in Inghilterra noi 16enni-17enni compravamo cd con una certa canzone appena uscita che diceva proprio: Mister Sifter sold me songs when I was just 16...
..... The meaning of soul (live in Milan @ Alcatraz) - This one's not for Marco :) but I dedicate it to Melissa, a girl with heart problems I took out from gig mayhem. Escape from Alcatraz ghghgh It used to be the song on English tv, for Premier League Sky Sports ad. "...I'm a different breed, I'm outta your league, I'm 10 outta 10 alright... All rise, I see the love in your eyes, if it's alright then I'll be your light"

..... Rockin' chair , my favourite song ever.
Video with a final surprise at the end...........
I played this song till my fingers bled.
The shape of England is not so different from Italy one.
Notice the images and the turtle as my turtle Alberta in "I'm older than I wish to be" :) (and the turtle then is also on Noel plectrum, he played with it, I played with it).
And yes, that pier in Weston-super-Mare was burnt. And Oasis are over now (definitely maybe).
For going around we were still using a tour bus, and as it was our first time there, we had a big surprise when a bus full of British people overtook us, all of them smiling and waving their hands but suddenly they turned and showed us their arses ahahaha
"The one who's got right ideas among confused people, he's like one with a working clock in a city where all the clocks are wrong. He's the only one knowing the right time, but what's the use? Everybody's following the others one, even those who know the right time..."
(Schopenhauer)
That was the meaning of the word "Oasis", an isolated place in a desert.
"As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means".

Noel Thomas David Gallagher

Noel Thomas David Gallagher



2009. I was at 3 Oasis gigs in 1 month, even climbing the Italian Alps, highest European mountains, and arriving first in Switzerland, my last Oasis gig, seen it on the front row in front of Noel winking an eye at me ;) (and Glasvegas did the same) playing as in room for me and two Swiss birds lol, the "veline" :))

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. And in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'".
(Jack Kerouac)

mad fer it !!!
..... "Slide away" piano music: we have a real piece of Moon next to my house, that is Manchester City symbol. The World Cup too, it was made here by a Milan artist. You can see Capello table @ the Football English pub here and also Jesi, the town of former Inter Milan then City and Italy manager Mancini, where my uncle was born

"Italy why always you?! what is it with you Italians? why do you seem to 'get it' more than anyone else? it's a constant source of fascination for me"
(Noel)
"I'm currently in Milan. Its been fucking wonderful...it always is. It's fair to say The Italians love me and long may that continue 'cause I love them right back...the beautiful bastards.
The gig was amazing, the kind of gig you'd never want to end. Easily my favourite so far."

(Noel)
.
"L'Italia è la casa spirituale degli Oasis.
I ragazzi italiani sono come me, molto passionali.
4 elementi li contraddistinguono: il calcio, la musica, la famiglia e l'amore per l'eleganza. I miei amici italiani sono dei fighi, indossano vestiti e scarpe stupende, sciarpe favolose, occhiali da sole anche di notte e donne bellissime al loro fianco. Beh, sono considerato una figura santa in Italia. E' Milano... l'Italia è grande amico, cazzo se mi piace andarci".
(Noel)
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Italy is Oasis spiritual home.
Italian boys are like me, very passionate.
4 elements mark them: football, music, family and love for elegance. My Italian friends are cool, they wear wonderful clothes and shoes, fabulous scarves, sunglasses even at night and beautiful women by their side. Well, I'm considered quite a holy figure in Italy, It's Milan... Italy's great man, I fucking love going there.
"Milano è il miglior fottuto pubblico, e lo dico davvero!".
(toccandosi il cuore)
(Liam)
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Milan is the best fucking crowd, and I really mean it!
(touching his heart)
"Milano è una città bellissima. Molta gente pagherebbe per stare qui. Non vado quasi mai a fare shopping, quello che mi piace di Milano è la gente".
(David Beckham, Ac Milan, Oasis friend)
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Milan is a beautiful city. Many people would pay for staying here. I almost never go shopping, what I like in Milan is the people.
.
"We get chatting to Marco who was around for Paolo Nutini arriving and had given him a quick hand shake then sloped off, (you know how cool guys like to play it), he is really a Brit Indie lad at heart trapped inside the body of an Italian guy, his taste in music is fabulous. The tempo was troppo caldo (too hot weather), the Duomo is breathtaking to say the least. Milano women are ridiculously stylish and fabulously slim, gorgeous beings. He shaped my pizza into a love heart. Italian men are so smooth!"
(Jacq)
.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
.
"I've got the pre-emption over anyone proud boastin' music royalties about you :). When you told me to be not so good, I thought you were just humble. Now, on the contrary, I think you're a famous incognito singer, determined to cheer up the world with your voice, for free".
(Selene)
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"nice jacket"
(Liam embracing me)

..... Balotelli ahahaha and City symbol on Noel's guitar :). This tune was my alarm clock to wake up in the morning from '97 to 2000. At a 1997 gig after the first chord of 'Be here now' I was literally flying, gone fuckin' mad fer it, continuously shouting and jumping embraced with all the people. Best fun of my life.

Be here now: a Milano Lambretta (name from Milan river Lambro), owned by Noel, and a Rolls-Royce. Photo at Stocks House hotel in Hertfordshire
London->Milan, November 2009, with Milan legend Paolo Maldini ..... love the welcome ahahahaha with a Milan Lambretta behind... waiting for a PG shop in Milan.
In the same days: new AC Milan shop in Milan ..... the centre of the world.
Milan Expo 2015 Masterplan, the new zone where Oasis had to perform their last concert in history... before the "break" of 5 years... we're all part of a Masterplan... (the music is the anthem of North Italy, capital city: Milan, of course, titled "Va pensiero - sull'ali dorate", "Go, thought - on golden wings", by Verdi).
A new Milan part with strange skyscrapers is gonna be called 'City Life'.
In his 'Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere', Noel refers to Italy as the bands’ 'spiritual home' and anyone who has been to an Oasis gig in Italy will know why. It’s fitting that Oasis have chosen Milan to stage the final show...
(from the official site )
Milan, not Rome. Against Rome:
"Domani, be' cos'è domani? Lasciamo che Roma si dissolva nel Tevere! E che il grande impero crolli! Questo è il momento; i regni sono fatti d'argilla".
(Oasis, What's the story book)

the beginning of Pretty Green, Milan, 11 March 2009 (same day: Inter Milan losing in Manchester ehehe). My English blue navy Pretty Green scarf, a must-have: a soft, lightweight polka dot scarf made from 100% cotton and expertly hand-printed by Italy’s leading scarf producer


wearing British military clothes Kangol. Two English girls in Italy had a Kangol hat and I recognised from the brand that they were going to an Oasis gig (Lucca 2002)

Liam Gallagher fascist tattoo (Elvis Presley philosophy) - Take Care of Business - Fede, Spirito, Disciplina

Oasis 1st album: they were watching The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, spaghetti western movie by Italian director Leone, music by the great maestro Morricone


Milan last gig


our club

Milano... seems like going to Paris for splitting up...

Pretty Green "fan" Hateley
..... I carry madness everywhere I go! 5:22 Italian flag :) (Turn up the sun @ City of Manchester stadium)

BE

BE
Milan Futurism and photos by Harri Peccinotti (Milano Pirelli calendars 1968 & 1969)



..... Oasis' Hung in a bad place, by Gem

SAINT MARK'S CHURCH 1880 (West Gorton)

SAINT MARK'S CHURCH 1880 (West Gorton)
Man City since 1894

..... fancy some silverware? ;) When it seems to finish, it's not over yet :)


somewhere down the line, YOU are Italian too. Watch your jealous tongue before saying anything against Italy
..... live in Milan. There were girls who wanted to pay me to stay on the front row and gave me their bra ^^. Some even wanted to take a photo with me :D

..... in Budapest, Hungary. Go let it out + Roll with it + Led Zeppelin's Whole lotta love
..... my first Oasis gig

English girl+Milano Lambretta

similar shape

meaningful contact: Man's creation by Michelangelo

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