It’s time to stop crying your heart out and face the music. Oasis are never getting back together. Despite allegedly being offered nearly double his net worth in cash, Noel Gallagher has once again deflated fan hopes of an Oasis revival.
According to one half of the illustrious Mancunian rock band, a massive $130 million (£100 million) is on the table for an Oasis reunion tour. Liam Gallagher Tweeted the news to his 3.2 million followers on Monday, remarking that even when faced with an enormous sum, his “greedy” brother Noel still wouldn’t go for it.
The fact that Noel could double his fortune in a single tour isn’t enough to settle the score between the feuding brothers.
Nevertheless, In a not-so-direct response to Liam, Noel argued that the offer was fictional—amounting to little more than a publicity stunt.
To whoever might be arsed. I am not aware of any offer from anybody for any amount of money to reform the legendary Mancunian Rock’n’Roll group Oasis. I am fully aware though that someone has a single to promote so that’s maybe where the confusion lies.
Noel is probably right. Liam has a track record of using Oasis’ reconciliation as bait. The band is often his go-to topic in almost every interview and press junket. In fact, it’s a safe bet to assume that his new single, “Once,” is at least somewhat inspired by ‘the good old days,’ as is most of his solo repertoire. Case in point being ‘One Of Us”—another of Liam’s singles which stands as a vulnerable and barely veiled tribute to the sibling split.
The sad truth is: Oasis isn’t going to get back together. Not unless the Gallagher’s long-held vendetta is reconciled.
Time and time again Noel has—often harshly—put down the notion of reconciliation. The volatile back-and-forth between the brothers is well documented. Numerous bouts of onstage outbursts and tantrums (mainly from Liam) were commonplace throughout Oasis’ tenure.
One of Noel’s more recent rejections occurred back in January after Liam announced the imminent end of his solo career. The frontman Tweeted, claiming that his brother had ‘begged’ to start Oasis again in 2022. This was instantly rejected by Noel who told the Big Issue:
It’s strange behaviour for someone who is gagging for me to pick up the phone and say let’s do it. He’d put his whole life on hold to get Oasis back together but every tweet he sends out, it’s another nail in the coffin of that idea.”
Nevermind whether this latest reunion offer is genuine or not, $130 million is peanuts compared to what an Oasis tour would net the Gallaghers.
In the time since their infamous split, both Noel and Liam have done admirably in terms of album sales. “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”—Noel’s eponymous debut studio album—boasted sales of 2,500,000 copies worldwide. Meanwhile, Liam’s debut solo album ‘As You Were,’ shot to number 1 in the UK and was named the fastest-selling vinyl record of the last 20 years.
Not bad. But still, a drop in the water compared to Oasis’ acclaim.
At the point of its release, “Definitely Maybe”—Oasis’ debut studio album—became the UK’s fastest-selling debut album of all time, shifting 15 million records worldwide. Moreover, while the true extent of their success is unknown, unofficial estimates place total Oasis album sales at around 41 million.
Though despite the likely fortune it would yield, a reunion is highly unlikely at this point. Ah, well, don’t look back in anger.