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Is an Oasis reunion in the planning stages?

It was August 28, 2009, when Noel decided he’d had enough of Our Kid and left Oasis, minutes before the band was supposed to play a show in Paris. The schism between the brothers has been as wide as the Israelis and Palestinians ever since.

Despite many rumours of an armistice/reproachment/detente/reconciliation over the last fourteen years, the brothers remain apart despite (apparently) please from their mother Peggy to make up.

Now, though, there’s this–although we must consider the story. London’s Sun paper says this:

“SPECULATION about an Oasis reunion has reached new heights as brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher have both begun to flirt with the idea, sending fans into a frenzy.

“I am told a serious play for a massive four-night set of concerts at Knebworth, Herts, in 2025 is being made by Liam’s live agents Wasserman.

[…]

“A source said: ‘It’s very early days for the plan, and the proposed dates are a long way off. But if all members agree to do it, history will be made.'”

Huh. Okay.

The amount of money to be made from a reunion would be staggering. Noel doesn’t need it (although he’s going through a split from another partner, which will be expensive). Liam has been doing okay as a solo artist but doesn’t see much in the way of royalties from Oasis because Noel wrote all the songs. He also has past relationships and children that are costing him money.

Another issue: Both of them have new albums and tour obligations that have them tied up for the rest of the year.

I’ll believe it when I’m in the audience and the band walks on to “F*ckin’ in the Bushes” one more time.

Alan Cross

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