Today, August 28th, marks a truly sad anniversary in Manchester music history - the date that Oasis officially split up.
Since then Mancs everywhere have waited with bated breath, in the hope of some good news from either of the Gallagher brothers about getting the band back together.
10 years ago today Oasis split up pic.twitter.com/bK38IjOPvf— Manchester Lemon (@ManchesterLemon) August 28, 2019
Back in August 2009, Oasis cancelled a gig at V Fest after Liam contracted laryngitis, and Noel released a statement saying they had called off the show because his brother ‘was hungover’.
Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he got. But the tension was starting to build, and on August 28th they had a fight backstage in which Liam threw a plum at Noel while wielding his guitar like an axe.
This led to the band’s manager cancelling their headline show at the Rock en Seine festival minutes before they were about to go on stage, alongside a statement saying Oasis ‘doesn’t exist anymore’.
10 years ago today Oasis split— The Indie Plan (@TheIndiePlan) August 28, 2019
“Oasis can’t be summed up in one word. I could do in a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big”
- Noel Gallagher pic.twitter.com/ng7G9VKK9g
A statement from Noel followed two hours later, saying: “It is with some sadness and great relief 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.”
To commemorate the sad anniversary, people on Twitter have been reminiscing about what the band means to them:
10 years ago today Oasis split up.I remember discovering oasis back when I was young and at school ,their songs helped me through so much.Their music will live forever in British culture and so many people have amazing memories to tell from seeing them at shows and festivals 🎶💕 pic.twitter.com/xyvC5Kr8tZ— beth (@bethperringx) August 27, 2019
This date is hard to forget, ten years ago Oasis broke up, many memories come to mind right now that I cannot explain how much I am eternally grateful for what Oasis means more than just a band for me and for many people, Oasis it's pure soul and heart for me❤ pic.twitter.com/tCIlZLtdFx— Mariana levstek (@mariana_levstek) August 28, 2019
10 years ago today oasis split up. It remains the only time the mother has rang me with genuine concern for my well being #mothers— kevin liddle (@kevbev24) August 28, 2019
10 years since Oasis split up. A heartbreak I’ll never get over. A true music tragedy 🤧🤧🤧 The first band I properly got into when I was younger, my favorite band. Their music will always be the soundtrack to so many memories. Discovered my passion for music through them💗 pic.twitter.com/urs3DRpEu0— Kate O'Loughlin (@KateOLoughlinx) August 28, 2019
10 years today @oasis split up, and they're still the best band in the world!— PARKA WEARING PRICK (@SalfordArmyAnt) August 28, 2019
10 years ago, two brothers, one band, a million dreams. Before going to what should have been another gig in Paris, Oasis split up after what must have been the worst of all of Liam and Noel's fights. After all these years the world still needs and wants them back together ✌💙 pic.twitter.com/gkQidCMjuL— Nowhere Man 🍋 (@nowhere_man_97) August 28, 2019
What’s your favourite Oasis memory, let us know in the comments.