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Noel Gallagher cancels Auckland gig after transport of gear is delayed on flight from Chile

Ex-Oasis man was scheduled to play the ASB Theatre in Auckland on Thursday (March 24)

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Noel Gallagher cancelled a show in New Zealand today after his equipment was delayed on a flight from South America.

The former Oasis guitarist had been scheduled to play the ASB Theatre in Auckland on Thursday (March 24) but was left without his gear after stormy weather hindered its arrival. Gallagher's equipment was being transported from Chile, having played a set at Lollapalooza Festival in Santiago on Sunday (March 20).

Gallagher took to Instagram to make the announcement and apologise for the situation. He wrote: "Not that any of it was my fault but I feel compelled to extend my apologies to those who were looking forward to the show tonight (me included!) Circumstances beyond our control have scuppered what was going to be my first proper gig in New Zealand since 97/98! Apologies again."

A spokesperson for Gallagher added in a press release: "Everyone is really disappointed to have come all this way and not be able to do a show. Despite our crew working on alternatives since the early hours of this morning there is too much equipment missing so we have regrettably taken the decision to cancel the performance".

Gallagher later uploaded a photo from Sydney, where he is scheduled to play a gig on Saturday (March 26). The caption reads: "Well I'm here anyway! As for my equipment? I shall keep you posted. This by the way is the actual view from my hotel room! Bonzer... as the natives might say."





Meanwhile, Jake Bugg recently responded to criticism from Noel Gallagher in interview with NME, saying that "Gallagher's last album was pretty crap".

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