Oasis: ‘We’ll never play the London O2 Arena’

Noel Gallagher rubbishes residency rumours, but hints at live plans

OasisNoel Gallagher has stated that his band will never perform at the London O2 Arena, quashing rumours of a residency.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the Sunday Mirror quoted an anonymous source as saying that Oasis were close to announcing a ten-date London O2 Arena residency at the venue for this autumn.

Despite quashing the rumours, Gallagher suggested to BBC News that Oasis have plans to play live dates in the UK in 2008.


“We’ll never play the O2,” he said. “We went there to see Led Zeppelin [last December] and, to be honest, the gig was fantastic, but it was the most soul-destroying venue I’ve ever been to.

“Much to our manager and agent’s disappointment we came back and said we would never play there. So it means we are going to have to do 640 nights at Earl’s Court, I would have thought.

“[The O2 Arena is] too Americanised for me, and it’s too far away. Any gig you can get to by boat that hasn’t got a beach is wrong.”

Noel Gallagher also spoke about this year’s Glastonbury Festival and the event’s decision to put on Jay-Z as headliner.

See what the Oasis frontman had to say about the rapper on NME.COM now.

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