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Alan: everybody wanted to be Liam

LONDON - Here are the reasons why Oasis became very successful.
Saying "because they had good songs" is naive, only fankids could say so. In fact, many people who are no Oasis fans, think the songs were not good. Many bands have good songs but can't become famous, and sure not as huge as Oasis were, not even if they had better songs than Oasis' (this says a lot about the real reasons), and because Oasis were something else. 
I have the right to say two or three things because I was there in those years and know perfectly how it worked.
The first years, the mere attraction of girls for the singer is fundamental, and it's the same for everybody, not only Backstreet Boys and similar boybands. If they like the frontman, half of the audience is yours, but the other half too, 'cause then, many boys want to be like the idol adored by girls.
Sure nobody wanted to be Noel, as he was ugly as fuck. Noel used Liam.
It's something the new fankids can't understand, 'cause they didn't live those times. They're no Oasis fans. They just judge things by what they heard from other people. Now girls say Noel is not ugly, but at those times he was.
As Noel admitted a night when he was drunk : his masterplan, as he called it (this is the real meaning of the song, nothing godlike as his blinded fans think) was to reach success through the media, instead of the songs. That means through the "fights" with his brother (they never really had a physical fight, despite what people say) and so they were often on the tabloids, specialized in telling bullshit and stories.
Someone says you have to belong to the illuminati to have an instant success, that Oasis had.
We fans seemed "hypnotized" (as today Noel's fans are) by everything Oasis said and did, and wanted be "like them" in everything. It was something beyond music: it was also about attitude, clothes, football, everything.
Believe conspiracy or not, anyway Oasis became part of a system where everything they did, it was something to talk about. At a certain point, if they had shitty songs, it would have been the same.
Noel taking songs from the Real People or from other musicians, it didn't matter. It wasn't really about the songs as it seems.
Oasis was the band formed by Liam, the best voice of the 90s. All the people saying (like: everyday) that Liam would have been nobody without Noel, it's nonsense.
It's the opposite.

Thanks to Oasis, Creation Records was then firing on all cylinders. Oasis "president" Alan: “There was a point where Oasis were so big that anything with their name on it would sell millions. We had become the mainstream, Oasis were everywhere. It got to the point where everybody began to look like Liam Gallagher. I used to talk to people and tell them things because I thought they were Liam.”
McGee did enjoy some of the trappings of success, especially at the expense of his new partners at Sony Music. “Sony hated me because I was horrible and took the piss all the time. Because of Oasis, we had so much power over them that I could take their helicopter. I used to fly by helicopter to Dublin quite a lot to have lunch. I was having a laugh.”
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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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