OASIS RETURN!

The band play their first live show of 2004, and NME.COM will be there…

OASIS are set to play their first gig of the year tonight – and NME.COM will be the first place to get a review!

The group warm-up for this weekend’s headlining slot at Glastonbury with a show at the Poole Lighthouse, Dorset (June 23).

The gig is their first since a small run of dates in Germany and Ireland in March 2003, and their smallest UK date with the full band since the start of 2002.

It will also be the first chance fans will have to see new drummer Zak Starkey, who will be filling in for Alan White, who left the band earlier this year.

Noel Gallagher recently said the band were planning on playing two new songs from their currently unfinished album during their Friday (June 25) night slot at Glasto, so there’s also a chance they’ll road test them tonight as well.

He said: “We weren’t going to do any (new songs) but we timed the set and we came up short. We were doing all the ones that we wanted to do and then the tour manager said ‘That’s about an hour’, so I said ‘How long do we have to play? And he said ‘An hour-and-a-half’. We’ll be doing two new songs I think.”

Click back to NME.COM tonight for the first setlist and report from the show, minutes after the Gallagher brothers have walked offstage.