WHAT’S THE PHILADELPHIA STORY?

They play (ironically) Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, on December 3 plus Liam confirms that Gem is in...

Oasis announced the first of their US radio dates yesterday, according to a US scource. They will play the Philadelphia alternative station Y100‘s Christmas festival on December 3. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on October 30, according to a release sent out by the station.

Beck, The Foo Fighters and Moby are also on the bill at First Union Center in South Philadelphia. Proceeds from the 1999 Y100 FEASTival will benefit local charity the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. More on this when we get it. The band will only be playing a few songs at each of the six or so shows, but it is the first confirmed appearance by Oasis with their new line-up

Meanwhile Noel and Liam Gallagher were out socialising with new member ex-Heavy Stereo guitarist Gem in London last night. Gem was confirmed by Liam in a Radio 1 interview as the replacement for Bonehead, who quit Oasis following the completion of his guitar parts for the band’s fourth album earlier this year.

The trio were at the launch party for the new Jam tribute album ‘Fire And Skill’ last night (October 21), which included a live performance from the Bootleg Beatles.

Rumours circulated London all day that the Gallaghers would get on stage to perform new material at the event, or join the Bootleg Beatles for an encore of ‘Hey Jude’. Both however proved to be unfounded. Other guests at the party included Nicole Appleton from All Saints, Donna Air and Nutz and Rowetta from the Happy Mondays.