Band announce mega Summer shows

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Oasis have announced a series of live Summer shows for next year, including two nights at Wembley Stadium on July 11 and 12, in addition to the Slane Castle in Ireland headline show previously reported.

The band’s press conference this afternoon, at Wembley, saw singer Noel Gallagher also confirm the Manchester area ‘super-gigs’ which they have been alluding to in interviews the past few days.

Oasis will play the city’s Heaton Park on June 6 and 7.

Gallagher told reporters: “Looking at the bill, I think these are going to be the gigs of next year, if not the decade for a certain demographic.

“I’m just glad I can get tickets. These are the gigs that people remember, they meet future wives. I give thanks that we’re headlining it and not some heritage act on before a bunch of kids.”

Confirming that Oasis would definitely not be up for playing at next year’s Glastonbury festival, Gallagher said: “I think that when Michael Eavis reads this press release he’ll shit himself. I wouldn’t bother to play Glasto. Here is where it’s going to be at next summer. Would you go? Why is R Kelly playing? I’ve said before we wouldn’t play there again, we always blow the big gigs, we always manage to George Best it.

“The first time we played Glasto, we played too many songs off ‘Morning Glory’, and it hadn’t come out yet. Glasto is great to be at, but it’s not great for people like us to play at. You’re on at 11, and the people you’re with are absolutely battered. Your girlfriend stops making sense. So no we won’t play next year.”

Kasabian and The Enemy will support Oasis at all of the shows.

10am on October 24 is when tickets for all shows go on sale

Oasis’ Summer 2009 live dates are:

Manchester Heaton Park (June 6, 7)
Sunderland Stadium Of Light (10)
Cardiff Millennium Stadium (12)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (17)
Dublin Slane Castle (20)
London Wembley Stadium (July 11, 12)


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