Several fans are turned away from London shows...

OASIS are appealing to fans not to purchase tickets from touts for their upcoming anniversary shows in MANCHESTER and GLASGOW after a number of fans were turned away from last night’s show in LONDON having bought forged tickets.

Oasis played the second of a two-night residency at the London Shepherds Bush Empire last night (October 9) as part of their tour of small venues to celebrate ten years as a live band.

A spokesperson for the Manchester group contacted NME.COM this evening (October 9) to urge people not to be fooled into buying “high quality” fakes from touts, after many fans were turned away from the venue last night. It is thought that some fans spent many hundreds of pounds trying to get into the shows.

Oasis are due to perform two hometown shows at the Manchester Apollo later this week (October 10-11), before concluding their tour at Glasgow Barrowlands (13-14).

A statement has been issued that reads: “If you have purchased a ticket for one of the forthcoming Oasis concerts other than through the dedicated Oasis ticketline, the Oasisinet.com website or one of the three official venue box offices on the morning of August 18 when tickets went on sale, then it is highly likely that your ticket is a forgery.

“Please check your ticket, and if it does not bear a watermark and an Oasis hologram with a 3D effect then your ticket is a forgery and you should immediately refer to your point of purchase. If you are unsure, we would urge you to have your ticket checked in person before going to the show. Ticket holders for the Manchester Apollo shows, please go to the Manchester HMV Piccadilly box office (tel) 0161 242 2560 or any other central Manchester Ticketmaster outlet, and for the Glasgow Barrowlands, go to the Glasgow Virgin Megastore ticket shop (tel) 0141 339 8383.

“Further information can be obtained from 0115 912 900. If you do not possess a valid ticket, please do not attempt to go to the venues. All people found in possession of counterfeit tickets will be refused entry to the venues with no exceptions. Above all, do not purchase tickets from touts, these tickets

are highly likely to be counterfeit.”

The spokesperson added: “Some of these counterfeit tickets are of

an extremely high quality and to the person on the street appear legitimate unless you know what to look for. The vast majority of forged tickets

discovered at the London shows were bought on the night of the show from street touts operating in the streets near the venue.”

To read NME.COM’s exclusive report from the opening night of the tour, click here.

And to read a review of the show, click here.