Will Oasis ever reunite? What Noel and Liam Gallagher have said

The Britpop band split when the Gallagher brothers fell out but here's what they've said about reuniting.

Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher of Oasis pose at Wembley Stadium
Will brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher put their feud aside and reform Oasis? (Getty)

Will an Oasis reunion really happen? It's the question everyone is asking as Liam Gallagher prepares to kick off a special tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Definitely Maybe.

Oasis fans have long held on to hopes at that the 51-year-old and elder brother Noel Gallagher, 57, might put aside their differences and reunite for a tour.

As excitement builds around the solo tour, Liam Gallagher teased there would be an Oasis reunion but it not what you would expect. He will join Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs on stage.

The co-founding member of the band, 58, was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2022 but is now cancer-free and will perform alongside Gallagher.

Formed in 1991, the Manchester band responsible for hits such as Wonderwall, Supersonic, and Some Might Say, are one of the most influential and beloved UK groups of all time.

They split in 2009 when the warring Gallagher brothers fell out during a backstage fight at a festival in Paris and ever since fans have been hoping they could forgive each other.

Oasis performing at Earl's Court on the Morning Glory tour in 1995
Oasis performing at Earl's Court on the Morning Glory tour in 1995. (PA/Alamy)

The rumour mill around a possible Oasis reunion started up again in May 2024 following a couple of cryptic posts sent via the band's official X account. The short clip sent people into overdrive in the comments, speculating about what it could mean.

However, it wasn't long before we found out when a follow-up post confirmed that it was a tease for a deluxe re-release of the band's album Definitely Maybe featuring outtakes and previously unheard alternative recordings.

Lead singer Liam keeps fanning the flames Little By Little by promising a reunion is on the cards in messages to fans through his Twitter account.

But in a 2023 interview, Noel told talkSPORT that Liam was being "disingenuous" as he hadn't even "got his people to call my people."

Noel said: "He won't speak to me, coward... The thing with Liam is, you read these things every day he's saying, 'it's happening, it's happening,' but he gets peoples' hopes up, all over the world. Then I get asked about it, and I have to look like I'm dropping a big foot on it."

Liam hit back on Twitter saying: "Here’s how I see it the little fella aka potato has done a lot of damage to Oasis as a band / brand he’s got a lot of making up to do not just to me but to you the fans the people that put us where we are today as you were LG x"

It feels like both brothers are waiting for the other to say sorry. But will it ever happen?

If you haven't been following the blow-by-blow saga of the Gallagher brothers' 14-year feud then here is how it all went down, and just what they have both said about the chart-topping, multi-award-winning, era-defining band that is Oasis.

Oasis members Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Liam Gallagher.
Oasis members Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Liam Gallagher in Hong Kong in 2006. (AP)

Even when they were still together, the Gallagher brothers always had something of a love-hate relationship.

Liam was originally the only Gallagher brother in Oasis, but after coming to watch him perform in 1991 brother Noel approached the band about joining, on the condition that he would be the band's only songwriter.

And so they became Rock ‘n’ Roll Stars together. Liam was the frontman and the heartthrob, standing in the spotlight singing lead vocals with his distinctive vocals and getting all the girls. Noel was the musical genius, writing the hits and fading into the background playing bass guitar and singing back-up.

Oasis — whose hits included Wonderwall, Supersonic and Champagne Supernova — have won six Brit Awards, two Ivor Novello awards and numerous other accolades and had 17 Top Three singles, including eight Number Ones.

Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher performing with Oasis on stage in Germany in February 2009. (Getty Images)
Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher performing with Oasis on stage in Germany in February 2009. (Getty Images)

During the band's heyday (and even before) they shared a brotherly rivalry and exchanged insults. Perhaps they were both a bit jealous of each other's strengths and felt trapped by the success of their partnership. Other band members came and went but Oasis was always about the Gallagher brothers.

Opening up about the their argument backstage in Paris in 2009, Noel has called it "the straw that broke the camel's back."

Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Liam Gallagher with VIP guests backstage at an Oasis concert at the Heineken Music Hall on January 21st, 2009 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Noel and Liam keep their distance backstage in Amsterdam in January 2009. (Getty Images)

It was Friday night, 29 August and Oasis were getting ready to go on stage to headline the Rock En Seine festival. They had been on the road with their Dig Out Your Soul Tour for a year and they only had two gigs left to play before they could all take a well earned break from performing — and each other.

Tension had been building and just a week earlier they had pulled out of their slot at V Festival Chelmsford at the 11th hour, disappointing thousands of fans. They had played V Festival Staffordshire on Saturday, 22 August and then cancelled Sunday's performance with Liam complaining he had viral laryngitis and his voice had "disappeared".

Noel dismissed his brother's illness as a hangover and rumours quickly began rumbling that the band were on the verge of breaking up.

Then backstage in Paris the brothers had a row about Liam promoting his Pretty Green clothing label to Oasis fans. After the disagreement led to a physical fight, with Liam threatening to hit him with a guitar, Noel walked out, got in a taxi and he and Liam have apparently never spoken since.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 27: Liam Gallagher performs at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham on August 27, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)
Liam Gallagher has been called King of the Parka Monkeys by brother Noel. (Getty Images)

Following the split Liam formed his own band Beady Eye, with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former members of Oasis. Noel started a new band, High Flying Birds.

But as the writer of most of Oasis's biggest hits — Noel is the one who can now perform the songs and Liam has to pay for his brother's permission if he wants to sing them live.

Noel does not look back fondly on his days with Oasis. He has admitted he is not very proud of some of the songs he wrote for the band, including Wonderwall.

He has also been quite rude about Oasis fans — referring to them as parka monkeys, and Liam as their King.

And the war between the brothers is not just about being music rivals, things have got pretty nasty.

Liam has compared his big brother to Hitler and even involved his niece Anais in the feud by sending her threatening messages to her.

381296 02: Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970's from left to right Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher. Noel and Liam Gallagher are both in the British rock band Oasis. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)
Liam and Noel Gallagher with their brother Paul and mum Peggy taken in the mid 70s. (Getty Images)

The brother's rift has been a big cause of heartache for their mother Peggy Gallagher. She turned 80 in January 2023 and she just wants her boys to put their differences aside and make up for the sake of their family.

And if Liam and Noel were able to repair their relationship, then the likelihood of the long rumoured Oasis reunion might seem a lot more likely.

Fans cling to any glimmers of hope that the long-rumoured comeback might be happening, and Some Might Say Liam seems more keen than any of them.

It all began back in early 2020 when Liam claimed Noel had turned down an offer of £100m to play with Oasis again.

Then during the coronavirus pandemic Liam announced a concert in aid of the NHS, billing it as an Oasis reunion and vowing to go ahead "with or without" his brother.

And it seemed like Noel was starting to get nostalgic as he dug out some unreleased Oasis tracks while he was stuck at home in lockdown.

Liam and Noel Gallagher and Oasis share a group hug at Knebworth Park before their celebrated 1996 performance. (Getty Images)

But it appears that getting the band back together is just another thing the brothers can't agree on. Because every time Liam reaches out to his big brother, Noel gives him the cold shoulder.

But he also refuses to rule it out.

So the answer is to the all important question: Are Oasis ever going to get back together?

Definitely Maybe.