The band get off to a flyer on the Tour Of Brotherly Love...
Within the last few hours, Oasis have come offstage at the Las Vegas Joint venue. Eyewitnesses said the band played a raw, 50-minute set to a capacity crowd in the club venue, which is similar in size to the London Astoria.
Noel Gallagher recently told NME.COM that the band’s set would be comprised of more obscure material, and that proved to be correct, with Oasis playing less famous single releases, album tracks, and B-sides.
Classic singles such as ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Whatever’ were sacrificed for songs including ‘Slide Away’, an album track from the band’s debut ‘Definitely Maybe’, and their cover of The Beatles‘ ‘I Am The Walrus’, which Oasis traditionally played at the end of their early live shows. Only a handful of songs played featured on last year’s ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ world tour.
An Oasis fan who had travelled over to the US for the show told NME.COM: “This is the best Oasis gig I have seen in at least five years. It was a lot more intimate and the band had real attitude. The American audience loved the set and they knew all the songs as well. Everyone was really going for it.”
Oasis‘ set contained: ‘Go Let It Out’
‘Some Might Say’
‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’/’Whole Lotta Love’
‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
‘I Am The Walrus’
Unconfirmed fan reports claim that regular Oasis drummer Alan White has been temporarily replaced by his brother Steve, due to an injury sustained to Alan’s wrists. An official spokesperson for the band was unable to confirm this to NME.COM this morning.
Following the band’s performance, The Black Crowes performed their headline set, with Noel Gallagher joining the band on guitar for a number of their own songs.
The Tour Of Brotherly Love continues across the US throughout the next two months.