Liam and Noel Gallagher 'secretly booked dates' for Oasis reunion before talks folded

Noel Gallagher
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Noel Gallagher has finally signalled his approval for an Oasis reunion, albeit with a significant twist.

The 56-year-old musician was thoroughly impressed by the Abba Voyage show in London, which features avatars of the Swedish pop group. This cutting-edge tech resurrects the image of Abba from their prime in the '70s, complete with performances of classics like "SOS," "Voulez-Vous," and "Lay All Your Love On Me," as reported by the Mirror.

Noel shared his excitement with the Daily Record previously: "I went to see that Abba show. Have you been? It's f***ing unbelievable." He continued: "It was great - an hour and a half gig. It was very, very impressive.

"I genuinely thought at one point that the people on the stage, which were holograms, were... they looked that real that I thought they were actors, like playing. The way they walk to the stage is so realistic. If you ever get the chance to go, it's well worth it."

During a chat with his mate Matt Morgan on his latest podcast, Noel was quizzed about the prospect of an Oasis hologram concert, possibly replicating their iconic early gigs from 1995.

Definitely, Maybe? The Gallagher brothers have been in talks over a reunion
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Noel remarked: "I was very impressed by it to be honest but yeah, if anybody wants to do an Oasis one, give us a shout."

"I would be bang up for it. I'd say 'great', speak to that guy over there and then come up with a figure and then he'll relay it to me and I'll say either yes or no."

Matt voiced concerns about whether fans would truly appreciate a hologram performance, hinting it might seem somewhat "hollow". However, Noel rebutted: "Well y'know, you never get to see the band so how much do you want it?."

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Oasis's debut album 'Definitely Maybe', and fans have been holding out hope for a reunion to commemorate. But no such reunion has yet happened.

Instead, Noel's brother Liam plans to go on tour performing songs from the iconic album, joined by original Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs.

Back in August 2009, Noel split from Oasis, citing ongoing conflicts and a fractured working relationship with his younger brother Liam. The last time the Gallagher brothers performed together was in Paris in 2009.

Oasis, originating from Manchester in 1991, secured eight number one hits, including famous tunes like 'Some Might Say' and 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.

At their peak, they graced Knebworth with two unforgettable performances, playing to an audience of 250,000 fans. In January 2023, whilst promoting a new release from his current band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Noel expressed to the BBC about the prospect of an Oasis reunion, claiming: "You should never say never, but it would take an extraordinary set of circumstances."

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