Britpop heroes Oasis are reportedly discussing reuniting for what would be a pretty darn lucrative 2016 reunion tour after the six-year break which has largely been the result of the band’s feuding brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher.
Daily Star Sunday reports the Gallagher brothers and their bandmates Andy Bell and Gem Archer are in “serious talks” to return to the stage for a UK arena tour.
According to the publication’s source, “It has been discussed seriously — It’s only a matter of time. It is looking so certain it is worth betting on for next year.”
Previous Oasis reunion rumours have seen the band shut down suggestions they would reunite to tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut album Definitely Maybe.
Since then, Noel and Liam reportedly ended their famous feud at a family wedding in January 2014. Oasis later became the bookies’ favourite to reunite at Glastonbury 2014, but that of course didn’t happen.
Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney called on Oasis to reform earlier this year, to which Noel Gallagher replied in the most Oasis way possible by telling Yahoo Music, “If he writes our comeback single, it’s on. Tell him to write an Oasis track and then we’ll talk.”
Noel and Liam Gallagher have both performed in other bands since their repeated spats led to the dissolution of Oasis in 2009. Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds were recently added to the 2016 Bluesfest lineup, meaning the muso will be on Aussie shores come March 2016. Liam Gallagher, on the other hand, fronted Beady Eye between 2009 and 2014.
If Oasis were to reunite and tour again, they would join the likes of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays in the unofficial list of
old Manchester acts who have made a tonne of $$$$$$$$ from comeback tours. If they don’t, let’s just hope they don’t look back in anger at their chance to revive one of the most influential English rock bands of all time.
UPDATE 29/09/15 9:05pm AEST: A spokesperson for Liam Gallagher has told NME that rumours of an Oasis reunion are “totally unfounded”.
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