The band confirm their first shows in four years down under...

OASIS will be returning to Australia for the first time since 1998 to play the LIVID FESTIVAL in October.

The group played their only Australian dates in February and March 1998, when they were touring third album ‘Be Here Now’. Now they will return to play shows at:

Brisbane RNA Showgrounds (October 12)

Melbourne Melbourne Park (October 19)

Sydney Moore Park (October 20)

The band’s previous trip to the continent landed them in hot water when Liam Gallagher was banned from airline Cathay Pacific after allegedly abusing passengers and crew on a flight to Perth from Hong Kong.

However, Noel Gallagher recently told the Australian Herald Sun newspaper that the “rotten” gigs the band played last time around mean he considers Oasis have “unfinished business” down under.

He said: “We were rotten every night we played. It was awful. When we started to draw a plan of action for this year I said, ‘We’ve got to go back to Australia’, and everyone was like, ‘Why? We didn’t have a good time last time’.

“And I said, ‘We have to go back, if that’s the only time we ever go, it cannot be left like that’. We’ve got unfinished business. I have to say in our defence it was the end of a nine-month world tour and I think everyone was verging on alcoholism. There were a lot of drugs about, I was nearly 13kg overweight. But you live and learn.”

Oasis head off to the US this month. More UK dates follow in September, followed by a trip to the Far East. before they move on to Australia. The band release a new double A-side single, ‘Little By Little’/’She Is Love’, on September 16.