Johnny Marr and his new band HEALERS have been announced as support for the next six Oasis shows on mainland Europe.
The band, who have to date played only two live shows (Lancaster May 25 and Coventry (May 27), will join Oasis tonight at what will be a make or break show for the Noel-less band in Milan’s Filaforum.
A spokesperson for Marr‘s management company said the shows had been planned long before Noel last week made his decision to quit touring abroad with Oasis, adding, “They’ve been in the works as a possibility for some time but only really came together more recently.”
The spokesperson also said that further European shows as Oasis support are unlikely at present.
He stated: “They’ll do those shows, the Bolton shows (July 15, 16) and the Fuji Festival (July 29), but that’s it. Then they’ll put the final touches to the album.”
She refused to confirm or deny whether or not Marr and Healers had signed a record deal yet.
The Johnny Marr and Healers summer dates as they currently stand are:
(As support to Oasis): Milan Filaforum (May 30) Zurich Saalsporthalle (May 31) Vienna Weiner Stadhalle (June 2)Leipzig Haus Auense (3) Warsaw COS Torwar (5) Berlin Arena (7) Bolton Reebok Stadium (July 15, 16)
(On their own): Fuji Rock Festival, Japan (July 29)