It’s that time again: Liam Gallagher is teasing people over the prospect of an Oasis reunion and says that he is “ready” to get back together if Manchester City win the Champions League.
The former Oasis frontman has long been the one keeping the faith alive among fans who still believe the two might mend fences and start making music again, having said on numerous occasions that he’d “love” to reunite and that the Britpop band “should have never broke up” in the first place.
As far as we can tell, it’s always been big brother Noel that has been against a reconciliation — having left the group in 2009 following an ‘altercation’ in Paris — but the younger Gallagher sibling is still adding more fuel to the hypothetical fire.
Receiving a message from a fellow Man City fan following their draw away to Real Madrid on Tuesday night, the 50-year-old was asked whether Oasis will return if they go on to win the Champions League. His answer was short and sweet: “I’m ready to go”.
This might not be the first time he’s insisted he’d be fully up for the long-awaited comeback, but with City standing a real chance of winning their first Champions League this season, we’re going to assume his rationale is that Noel would also be so over the blue moon that even he would be open to it.
It’s not the worst logic in the world.
With both brothers having long professed their love for the club and Oasis still remaining a big part of the musical culture and heritage around the Etihad to this day, it’s not mad to think that it could happen (and yes, we know how naive we sound right now).
He even indirectly responded to fellow music legend Paul McCartney’s comments, who said that they should “just get together and make some good music”. We completely agree and so does LG.
Once again, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves: we’ve heard this one a thousand times before and City still need to get past Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final before they even come within touching distance of a European trophy.
Meanwhile, Noel is now just less than a month away from the release of his fourth solo album, Council Skies, and has only shown a very small glimpse of interest in an Oasis reunion — and that was only earlier this year when he finally admitted he’d “never say never“, but that “it would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances”.
Nevertheless, the decisive fixture is finely poised for Pep Guardiola and his squad to make it to the final with the home advantage on their side. Could it finally happen and could the beautiful game somehow finally bring these two warring Mancs back together? Probably not but, you know, we can dream.
Anyway, City have got to do their bit first. Come on lads, don’t let us down now.
Pixies to play three Manchester gigs as part of major European tour in 2024
Pixies are heading out on a European tour in 2024, and they’re stopping off here in Manchester for three nights.
After recently playing to intimate Manchester crowds at the relaunch of iconic music venue, Band on the Wall, and to thousands at Castlefield Bowl as part of 2023’s Sounds of the City concert series, Pixies have announced they’ll be making a return to our city once again next year, and they’ve got three gigs lined-up.
The influential and pioneering US alt rock band are set to head out on a tour of some of the biggest cities in Europe tour in 2024, and will be performing a selection of tracks from their hugely-acclaimed albums, Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde – which were released in 1990 and 1991 respectively.
Black Francis and co will be taking over Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall for three major gigs on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, and Thursday 14 March 2024.
Bossanova was the band’s third studio album, and was praised by critics for showing their less primal side, with a recurring sci-fi theme running throughout, and surf and space rock influences at the forefront.
‘Alison’, ‘Dig For Fire’, ‘Velouria’, and ‘Cecilia Ann’ were just some of the notable tracks from the album.
Trompe Le Monde, on the other hand, was known for having bookended a run of landmark records for the band, and although it was their fourth album, it’s arguably the most playful in their catalogue – with singles ‘Planet of Sound’, ‘Alec Eiffel’, and ‘Letter to Memphis’ featuring lyrics on UFOs, conspiracy theories, and more to prove Black Francis and co were still restless to push their sound forward.
Both albums are described by critics as sounding just as fresh and relevant today in 2023 as they did when they were released over 30 years ago.
Pixies’ celebration of these two iconic albums will see them perform across major European cites such as London, Dublin, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as Manchester for three nights.
Pixies – Bossanova x Trompe Le Monde Tour 2024
8, 9 & 10 March – Olympia Theatre Dublin
12, 13 & 14 March – Albert Hall Manchester
16, 17 & 18 March – O2 Forum Kentish Town (London)
20, 21 & 22 March – Paradiso Amsterdam
25, 26 & 27 March – L’Olympia Theatre Paris
Tickets to the Bossanova x Trompe Le Monde Tour 2024 are officially set to go on general sale this Friday 9 June from 9am.