Reports and insight from reputed British music magazine NME suggest that Oasis are currently booking support acts for a potential reunion tour, and British rock band Ride are among those that have been tipped.
This follows a revelation last month that bookies ceased betting on Oasis reforming next year and reunion rumours stopped gathering momentum…
Tensions between the Gallagher brothers had been rife since the Britpop group’s split in 2009, with Liam recently criticising Noel publicly, calling him a “scary clown”, the “Ronnie Corbett of rock” with a dress sense like Gary Barlow.
More recently, however, Ride claim that:
“The Liam and Noel Gallagher rivalry has well and truly been mended, although a public display of antagonism may work in the favour of publicity.”
Press representatives for Liam and Noel have been approached for comment on the reports, but Manchester fans will no doubt delight at the possibility – last month’s Oasis Exhibition at Old Granada Studios was a roaring success with old famous faces showing up to experience the long awaited exhibit.
Contention in the ranks
Supersonic film director Mat Whitecross has claimed that Oasis are unlikely to reform when there’s so much pressure on them to do so, however – adding:
“But the way Noel talks about the fans at the end of the film is something he comes back to again and again.”
“He’s very generous about their contribution, and I think he would do it for [the fans]. Noel has never said no, but he makes jokes about it. Liam says, ‘Come on, let’s get back on the road!’ He’s keen to do it.”
“The reason it hasn’t happened earlier is they’re in a position of luxury,” Whitecross argues.
“They’re both rich men. They don’t have to be chasing the opportunity to try and get back together. So hopefully if they do come back, it’ll be for the right reasons, and because they both want to do it.”
Liam recently rejected claims that he is “desperate” for an Oasis reunion, but remains open to a potential band reform in the future…
He’s set to release a solo album next year.
While we wait though, there’s another Oasis exhibition in town and it looks AMAZING (in case you missed the last one.)