The gig is the first of a tour of the UK to celebrate ten years as a live band...
OASIS performed two new songs and were joined by PAUL WELLER on the first night of a ‘low-key’ tour of small UK clubs last night (October 7) to celebrate 10 years as a live band.
The group, who made their live debut on August 18 1991 at the Manchester Boardwalk, performed a two hour set as part of a two night residency at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
The venues were chosen rather than their usual arena sized jaunts as a thank-you to their fans, and were the first time the group have performed venues this size in the UK since 1994.
Weller joined the group for an anthemic version of ‘Champagne Supernova’ towards the end of the group’s performance, which consisted of fan favourites and classic singles.
The group also found time to premiere two new songs likely to feature on their forthcoming, as yet untitled record. ‘The Hindu Times’, sung by Liam, is based around a sampled drum loop, while the final track premiered, ‘Hung In A Bad Place’, is a short guitar-heavy song reminiscent of The Stooges or MC5. The final track was written by Oasis guitarist Gem Archer.
Oasis played: ‘Fuckin’ In The Bushes’
‘Go Let It Out’
‘The Hindu Times’
‘Half The World Away’
‘One Way Road’
‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
‘Hung In A Bad Place’
‘Rock N’ Roll Star’
‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
‘I Am The Walrus’
‘Roll With It’
Tickets for the shows, which sold out in hours, went on sale on the very day Oasis first stepped on a stage – August 18.
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.
Oasis continue their tour at: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (October 8)
Manchester Apollo Theatre (10-11)
Glasgow Barrowlands (13-14)
The group are currently working on a new album, which is likely to be released at the start of 2002.
To read the NME.COM review of the show, click here.