After months (or years) of Oasis split rumors, it has finally happened. For now, at least. In a post on the official Oasis site, Noel Gallagher made a statement to fans regarding the sudden cancellation of their concert in Paris after a row with his brother, Liam:
It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.
Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.
This statement confirms what a spokesman for the band told an anxious crowd in Saint-Cloud, France tonight: The Gallagher brothers “had a fight backstage,” the spokesman said, adding, “The group no longer exists. They will not play tonight and they are cancelling the rest of their European tour.”
Wow, and there I was thinking today would be a slow news day.
No, they haven’t reunited yet. Noel Gallagher has posted a much longer statement, saying he was “forced to leave” Oasis, as “verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable.” Check out Noel’s full Oasis sign-off over at Consequence of Sound.