Chris Martin keeps telling Gallaghers to ‘just pick up the phone’ and reunite

The Coldplay frontman is keen to see Liam and Noel bury the hatchet

As rumours of an Oasis reunion continue, Chris Martin reportedly has stepped in to encourage the Gallagher brothers to get past their feud.

This week saw betting suspended on the chances of the band getting back together to tour in 2017, while former guitarist Bonehead added that he’d “be there like a shot” if a reunion seemed likely.

Now, director of the new Oasis film Supersonic has revealed that Noel Gallagher‘s friend and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is regularly involved in spurring them on.

“I think it’d be such a shame if they don’t,” Whitecross told The Independent when quizzed about the chances of an Oasis reunion. “Just for themselves. Noel’s friends with Chris Martin and he’s constantly saying to them, ‘Just pick up the phone.’ But it’s obviously not as easy as that because else he would have done it.”

Speaking of the impact of the film, Whitecross continued: “I hope it reminds people what they’ve lost. I’m not a musician, but it feels to me the trajectory that band took is impossible now and that’s a tragedy. You also get the sense that people don’t know the real Liam and Noel, they think they’re these caricatures, which is not even close to the truth. I hope we can redress the balance.”

He added: “And if we can get the band back together, even better.”

Having performed together on various occasions, Noel and Martin have become close friends – with the Coldplay singer saying that he ‘feels like his little brother who does ballet‘. Liam is less of a fan – comparing him to a vicar or someone from the cast of The Tweenies.

Meanwhile, Coldplay recently announced a string of UK and European tour dates for 2017. Full dates are below. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday (October 7) via the band’s official website. See the dates in full below.

Munich, Olympiastadion (June 6, 2017)
Lyon, Parc Olympique Lyonnais (8)
Vienna, Ernst-Happel-Stadion (11)
Leipzig, Red Bull Arena (14)
Hannover, HDI Arena (16)
Warsaw, PGE Narodowy (18)
Brussels, Koning Boudewijnstadion (21)
Gothenburg, Ullevi (25)
Frankfurt, Commerzbank-Arena (30)
Milan, Stadio San Siro (July 3)
Dublin, Croke Park (8)
Cardiff, Principality Stadium (11)
Paris, Stade de France (15)