Oasis return to scene of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ debut

Plus Liam Gallagher expresses his hatred of glowsticks

Oasis returned to the scene of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’‘s debut at the weekend (October 11) play the Sheffield Arena on their UK tour.

The band not only debuted the ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ song at the venue on April 22, 1995, but as Noel Gallagher revealed during the recent gig, he finished writing the track there.

“When we first played here I’d written a song the night before and I finished it off in the dressing room then played here for the first time ever,” Noel Gallagher told the crowd, which included The Reverend and Arctic MonkeysMatt Helders, ahead of an acoustic-driven version of the song. “That was (nearly) 14 years ago. I’m going to play it again now I expect it to get a better reception to 14 years ago.”

The sold-out show, the band’s second in the city, also saw frontman Liam Gallagher expressing his dislike of last year’s favourite gigging accessory, the glowstick.

“This ain’t the Klaxons,” the singer told the crowd as he spied a few glowsticks early on, “this is fucking Oasis gig!”

The band played a set similar to most of their UK dates so far, though were forced to restart show closer, The Beatles‘I Am The Walrus’, after getting the intro wrong.

“I ain’t fucking going out like that,” declared Liam as the band kicked off their final song for a second time.

Oasis played:

‘Fuckin’ In The Bushes’

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’


‘The Shock Of The Lightning’

‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’

‘The Meaning Of Soul’

‘To Be Where There’s Life’

‘Waiting For The Rapture’

‘The Masterplan’


‘Slide Away’

‘Morning Glory’

‘Ain’t Got Nothin”

‘The Importance of Being Idle’

‘I’m Outta Time’



‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

‘Falling Down’

‘Champagne Supernova’

‘I Am The Walrus’

Oasis tour reaches Birmingham today, before heading to London, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Belfast, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

The band will also play a one-off gig at The Roundhouse in London on October 26. The show, part if the BBC Electric Proms, will see the band backed by the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

All of Oasis‘ UK gigs are sold out.

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