Noel Gallagher says the first material from the band's forthcoming album will be issued in time for the tenth anniversary shows later this year...

NOEL GALLAGHER has said OASIS will release a new single in OCTOBER.

Speaking in an interview while Oasis were in Japan for their appearance at the Fuji Rock Festival, Gallagher said that an-as-yet untitled track will be released in the autumn.

The song will be taken from the band’s forthcoming album, which will follow the release of the single.

Speaking about Oasis‘ plans for the rest of the year, he said: “We’re halfway through recording a new album, we have a show in Thailand…and we leave to finish off the record. We’ve got a single out in October.”

The interview can be seen in full on the unofficial Oasis website at www.oa515.com.

Oasis will also celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band in October with a clutch of ‘low-key’ UK dates.

The band, who made their live debut on August 18 1991 at the Manchester Boardwalk, will be playing smaller venues rather than their usual arena sized jaunts as a thank-you to their fans.

And tickets for the gigs will go on sale on the very day they first ever stepped on a stage – August 18, at 10am.

During their first gig, Noel Gallagher was actually watching the band in the audience. After the gig, Noel famously informed his brother Liam that he would be joining the band from then on and writing all the songs.

Oasis then went on to play their first London gig in January 1994 at The Water Rats Theatre. They have since played 465 shows around the world.

The band also planning to release a new version of their album ‘Familiar To Millions’ to celebrate their decade as a live rock act.

The anniversary dates are: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (October 7-8)

Manchester Apollo Theatre (10-11)

Glasgow Barrowlands (13-14)

For tickets, ring the NME 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate. However, fans are reminded that tickets don’t go on sale until August 18.