Noel Gallagher Says He’s Quitting Oasis
First Published: August 29, 2009 2:33 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LONDON, U.K. -- Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says he’s leaving the British pop band because he can’t work “a day longer” with his brother Liam.
A statement from Gallagher on the band’s Web site says he’s leaving the group “with some sadness and great relief.”
The band were due to play a festival in Paris Friday but didn’t take the stage. A message flashed to the crowd said “as a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been canceled.”
Gallagher’s statement sends “apologies to all the people who bought tickets” for the band’s remaining shows in France, Italy, and Germany.
Oasis was one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s, with hits like “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova.”
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