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Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Oasis start off tour in London
OASIS played a clutch of songs from their new album at the first of their club dates in LONDON last night (May 10).
The group, who are due to release their new record ’Don’t Believe The Truth’ on May 30, played six songs from the record at the show at the London Astoria last night – the first date on a European tour of small venues, and their first show since Glastonbury.
One fan at the show told NME.COM: “They opened with ’Turn Up The Sun’, just as I'd hoped. It sounded fucking immense. Next came ’Lyla’, and on the opening chords everyone was going mad - Liam's voice was spot on.”
Other new songs performed included ’Mucky Fingers’, ’A Bell Will Ring’, ’The Importance Of Being Idle’ and ’The Meaning Of Soul’. They closed with the now traditional cover of The Who’s ’My Generation’.
The crowd included presenter Jonathan Ross and comic Ricky Gervais. Support came from Yeti.
The setlist ran:
‘Fuckin’ In The Bushes’
‘Turn Up The Sun‘
‘Bring It On Down’
‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’
‘The Importance of Being Idle’
‘A Bell Will Ring’
‘The Meaning of Soul’
‘Don't Look Back In Anger’
The remaining UK club dates dates are:
Edinburgh Usher Hall (15)
London Clapham Grand (22)
London Coronet (25)
London Carling Apollo Hammersmith (26)
Oasis have announced the full line-up of support bands for their European club tour.
Former Libertine John Hassall’s new band Yeti opened last night’s show, while bands such as The Stands, The Subways and Secret Machines join other dates.
There will be no support for the gig at London’s Coronet (May 25) but the venue will be open from 7pm for all ticket holders who want to watch the Champion’s League final on big screens.
Nic Armstrong And The Thiefs have also been confirmed as special guests alongside Jet on Oasis’ North American June tour for all dates, except New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The support acts for Oasis’ remaining European club tour dates are:
Milan Alcatraz (12) (with Magrcillo Agro)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (15) (with El Presidente)
London Clapham Grand (22) (with The Redwalls)
Paris Olympia (23) (with The Stands)
London Coronet (25) (no support)
London Carling Apollo Hammersmith (26) (with The Subways)
Madrid Aqualung (June 1) (with Secret Machines)
Brussels Ancienne Belqigue (4) (with The Stands)
Berlin Columbiahalle (6) (with Secret Machines)
Copenhagen Store Vega (8) (with The Magic Numbers)
The band return to the UK and Ireland later in the summer for stadium dates, visiting:
Glasgow Hampden Park (June 29)
Manchester City Of Manchester Stadium (June 30, July 2-3)
Southampton Rose Bowl (6)
Milton Keynes National Bowl (9-10)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (12-13)
Dublin Marley Park (16)
Most of those shows have already sold out too. But for ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.
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