OASIS SCRAP ALL FRENCH SHOWS – OFFICIAL

The troubled rockers' first show with stand-in guitarist Matt Deighton will be next week in Milan...

Oasis have cancelled all the remaining French dates on their European tour, while the band rehearse with new guitarist Matt Deighton.

In addition to the show at the Palais Omnisport de Paris, which was cancelled yesterday having only sold between six and seven thousand of a possible 15,000 tickets, the band have today axed shows at the Rennes Le Liberte (May 25), Clermont Ferrand Coopirative (27) and Amneville Le Galaxie (28). The group’s date in Barcelona last weekend was also scrapped, though at the time, the band blamed the no-show on an outbreak of tendonitis in the wrists of drummer Alan White.

Yesterday, it had appeared that the sold-out show at the Clermont Ferrand Coopirative this Saturday would go ahead, with a spokesperson at the venue telling nme.com that the concert had definitely not been scrapped. However, it seems the band’s management had simply not informed the venue of their plans to cancel all remaining French gigs – something that’s bound to leave French fans furious.

Oasis‘ return to the live arena, without Noel Gallagher, will now take place next Tuesday (May 30) in Milan, allowing a week for rehearsals with new guitarist Matt Deighton.

Following the Milan show, Deighton is set to play at least 22 more European dates with Oasis before they return to the UK.