Oasis split up in 2009 after Noel Gallagher walked out on the group after an altercation with his brother, Liam, which was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Noel has rarely looked back, but now he’s spoken about his regret towards not playing the band’s final show in Paris.
The legendary group, who had been on a mammoth world tour in 2009 and only had two shows left to go, planned to finish their cycle before one night in Paris put a stop to that. Oasis were set to headline Rock En Seine festival in the French capital when the issues that had been building reached a climax, a night when it all got too much for the older Gallagher brother.
Before the show in Paris, Noel made it clear to his little brother that he didn’t like how he was trying to force his clothing brand Pretty Green down the throats of Oasis fans. This argument came after Liam demanded an advert appear in their tour programme — which led to an escalation in the conflict.
Speaking to the Daily Star (via ContactMusic), Noel has now commented: “We were getting pissed and fighting and then me going: ‘Fuck it, I’m going home, fuck off!’
“With the benefit of time, I don’t know whether it would have been better to stay and do the gig which would have been like a monumental, mad fucking Oasis gig because the fight would have carried on to the stage, maybe not the physical fighting but the verbals between us. It would have been a mad gig.”
Gallagher added: “Sometimes I think: ‘I wish I had the memory of that gig.’ That would have been the way to go out. But it had to happen.”
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