Most Mancs await the day when the golden boys themselves, Liam and Noel Gallagher, will pull themselves together and announce an Oasis reunion. We’re desperate to see live performances of legendary hits like Champagne Supernova and Live Forever, just like they were back in the day. Luckily, there may now be good news on the horizon, as reportedly Liam’s agents at Wasserman have put forward an idea, comprising four massive concerts at the infamous Knebworth venue, which Oasis famously played in 1996.
The 125,000-capacity open-air Hertfordshire venue could see the Gallagher brothers grace the stage again at some point in 2025, which would be their first gig since their performance at V Festival Staffordshire in 2009.
The brothers are of course well-versed in performing gigs solo, with both touring their own albums ever since the band split. Liam in fact played Knebworth last year to a crowd of 170,000, rekindling the nostalgia he and fans alike have for the location, and Oasis itself.
Both brothers regularly play Oasis hits at their solo gigs, and both have something to say about that, of course. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have had a string of hits including Holy Mountain and Ballad Of The Mighty I, and have proved hugely popular with Oasis fans and new fans alike, which Noel often cites as the reason for not reforming Oasis – he doesn’t need to.
Similarly, Liam has also had smash hits in recent years with singles including Wall Of Glass and For What It’s Worth, but remains keen to reunite with his estranged brother, looking at it as more of a labour of love. Although Liam seems steadfast in wanting a reunion, he still seems happy celebrating the band in his own way, promising a string of ‘biblical’ gigs this year to mark the 30th anniversary of the legendary Oasis album Definitely Maybe.
Seemingly fed up with Liam’s Twitter-happy comments, Noel said on a French radio show this year: “he should get his people to call my people. They know who they are. They know where we are.
“Stop talking on the f***ing internet and let’s see what you’ve got to say.” A statement which of course sparked hope in the minds of fans worldwide.
Only time will tell whether an Oasis reunion is finally on the cards for real, but it seems to be closer than ever before. Let’s hope for clear water between the Gallagher brothers until then!