Dig Out Your Soul Tour

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Dig Out Your Soul Tour
Tour by Oasis
Associated album Dig Out Your Soul
Start date 26 August 2008
End date 30 August 2009
Legs 8
Shows 116 (6 cancelled, 4 postponed)
Oasis concert chronology
Don't Believe the Truth Tour
(2005–2006)
Dig Out Your Soul Tour
(2008–2009)

The Dig Out Your Soul Tour was a world concert tour by English rock band Oasis, in support of their album Dig Out Your Soul. The tour started in Seattle, Washington at the WaMu Theater and was planned to continue until 30 August, where they were scheduled to play their final show of the tour at the I-Day Festival in Milan, Italy. However, on 28 August 2009, after a fight between the Gallaghers in the backstage, their manager announced the cancellation of their concert at the Rock-en-Seine festival near Paris just minutes before it was about to begin, the cancellation of the European tour and that the group "does not exist anymore", referring a coming statement from Noel Gallagher.

Two hours later, a little before midnight, on the band website, a statement of Noel Gallagher read: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that 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. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."[1]

History[edit]

Before the band embarked on the tour, songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher jokingly said he considered outplaying The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour, which was the highest grossing tour of all time with $558 million earned, and lasted over two years. He fell back to minimising it to a year and a half, citing exhaustion as a reason.

The band played a special show for fans in their rehearsal studio on 14 August 2008. The setlist included some of their oldest tunes, but surprisingly included a track from Be Here Now, "My Big Mouth".[2] The band rarely play any of the album's songs live, other than special occasions and acoustic sessions.

So far, all of the tour's concerts are listenable on several forums and blogs.

Midway during their performance of "Morning Glory" in Toronto, Canada at the annual Virgin Festival, a man ran on stage and hit Noel on the back, knocking him to the ground. The band left the stage, but after five minutes, the show continued.[3] It is unknown how the man got past security, although he was seen coming from backstage. A 47-year-old Canadian was charged with assault.[4] The incident sparked many well known media outlets all across the world, especially in North America, to report on the story.

Due to the injuries Noel sustained in the incident at the Virgin Festival, four concerts were postponed, including the 9 September show in London, Ontario,[5] and the first three shows of the European leg.[6] In addition, the 12 September concert in New York was cancelled.[7]

Since the Toronto incident from early September, security for the rest of the 2008 shows had cracked down to disposing personal belongings. Since the start of the summer tour, it has loosened up, noticeably at the Slane Castle shows where many thousands of people had passed security gates without being searched, urging many other people who had not paid to see the band attend as well.

The Wembley Arena, London (16 October) gig was broadcast live in the United Kingdom and Ireland on MTV One.

On 24 October Oasis broke ticket sales for a single day in the UK selling over 500,000 tickets in 7 hours.

On 2 February Oasis performed in Milan, Italy in front of a crowd of 12,000 for the first time in more than three years. The Italian leg of the tour also included Rome, Treviso, Bolzano and Florence.

On 28 February, Oasis were informed by their Chinese promoters that the Chinese authorities that they had their performing licenses revoked and their gigs in Shanghai and Beijing cancelled. According to the promoters, the Chinese government had recently discovered that Noel Gallagher had performed at a Free Tibet Benefit Concert in New York in 1997, and on their MySpace page the band expressed disappointment and bewilderment at the decision.[8]

On 1 April, Oasis performed at Seoul Olympic Stadium, 3 years after their last gig in Korea at 2006. The band met such a wild and passionate crowd that during the show Noel commented that he was "good to be back...you seem to have grown crazier." The crowd sang along with the band for almost all of the songs including those from Dig Out Your Soul. Throughout the concert, there were repeated requests for the band to play Live Forever. Noel played the song acoustic after the rest of the band left the stage because "somebody said people would be very upset if they didn't hear Live Forever. So this is special for Korean fans." This was a rare occasion for the band to play Live Forever live.

On 30 April, Oasis played their first gig on Lima, Peru selling out all the tickets at Estadio Nacional, playing for more than 48,000 fans and thus surprising the band, who later on said that it was one of the best shows and crowds on the tour. During an interview in Chile before the show in Santiago, Andy Bell alongside Gem Archer said that the Lima gig was possibly his favourite gig and the best they have ever done, saying that it was "really incredible".

On 3 May, Oasis played their fourth gig on Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the end of "Don't Look Back in Anger", Noel Gallagher got sentimental due the accompaniment of the public towards him. Before "I Am the Walrus", the people started to sing "Live Forever" (this also happened in Lima), suggesting the brothers to play it. The band didn't accept and then continued with the final song. After that, Noel Gallagher said it was one of the best shows of his life.

During interviews in early 2009, Noel had stated that this may be the last tour they will ever embark on or at least for several years due to growing older.

On 4 June 2009, Oasis played the first of three concerts at Manchester's Heaton Park and after having to leave the stage twice due to a generator failure, came on the third time to declare the gig was now a free concert, much to the delight of the 70,000 ticket holders inside the venue. Although in his diary entry he said the gig ended "in fuckin' shambles", he later admitted he still enjoyed himself under the circumstances. An estimated 20,000 fans had taken up the offer to receive a refund, to which Noel Gallagher had jokingly called them all 'Cheeky cunts!'

On 9 July 2009 at Wembley Stadium, Noel dedicated "Live Forever" to the lead singer of "The Verve" Richard Ashcroft who was in the crowd watching the show.

On 9 July 2009 at Wembley Stadium, Oasis suffered yet another sound problem whilst playing their hit song "Wonderwall" towards the end, but fans at the show were able to sing a long and help the band finish of the song in one piece.

On 11 July 2009 with the rain pouring at Wembley Noel played the guitar to Don't Look Back in Anger and didn't sing a word and the whole crowd sang it back to him, he gave the crowd a round of applause at the end of the song.

On 20 August, at 'The Spa', Bridlington. Yorkshire, Oasis played what seemed to be their last ever gig. The show was watched by under 3000 people, having been hosted in such a small venue. The gig was described as "colossal" and "Very Intimate" by a small number of fans, who were greeted by members of the band, Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock and Jay Darlington, who were signing autographs and allowing pictures to be taken with their fans, outside the venue bar shortly after the gig. Fans were allowed to look inside the Oasis tour bus briefly, moments after Liam Gallagher offered a fan his half drunk beer. Noel Gallagher, however, had disappeared moments after the end of the gig, due to the increasing sibling fall-outs of which the Gallagher's were experiencing.

On 23 August 2009, The band pulled out of their headlining slot at V Festival in Chelmsford. The official reason given was that Liam was suffering with Laryngitis, but rumours started speculating that a split was imminent. This makes the V Festival slot at Weston Park, Stafford on 22 August 9 as the last Oasis gig.

This marked the end of Oasis. On 28 August 2009, Noel admitted he could no longer work with Liam, and that the tour was now finished.

Support acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

Other songs performed:

  • "Live Forever" (Noel acoustic) (Only in Korea, Cause of calling a Korean fan) (Seoul, 1 April 2009)
  • "Whatever" (Noel acoustic) (Six concerts in Japan) (London, 12 July 2009) (Cornwall, 14 July 2009)

Songs that were played during soundchecks but not included in any of the concert set lists during the course of the whole tour:

Credits:

It is the longest and most diverse setlist since the Standing on the Shoulder of Giants era[9]

Alternative set lists[10]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
26 August 2008 Seattle United States WaMu Theatre
27 August 2008 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
29 August 2008 Edmonton Rexall Place
30 August 2008 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
1 September 2008 Winnipeg MTS Centre
4 September 2008 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
5 September 2008 Montreal Bell Centre
7 September 2008 Toronto Virgin Festival
9 September 2008 London John Labatt Centre
Postponed to 15 December[11]
12 September 2008 New York City United States Terminal 5 Cancelled
Europe
27 September 2008 Bodelva England Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Postponed to 14 July 2009[6]
29 September 2008 Cologne Germany Gloria Theatre
Postponed to 7 November[6][12]
30 September 2008 Paris France Bataclan
Postponed to 10 November[6][13]
7 October 2008 Liverpool England Liverpool Echo Arena
8 October 2008
10 October 2008 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
11 October 2008
13 October 2008 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
14 October 2008
16 October 2008 London Wembley Arena
17 October 2008
20 October 2008 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
21 October 2008
23 October 2008 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
24 October 2008
26 October 2008 London England Roundhouse
29 October 2008 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey
30 October 2008
1 November 2008 Aberdeen Scotland AECC
2 November 2008
4 November 2008 Glasgow SECC
5 November 2008
7 November 2009 Cologne Germany Gloria Theatre
8 November 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Theatre
10 November 2008 Paris France Bataclan
North America
25 November 2008 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes Cancelled
26 November 2008 Palacio de los Deportes
28 November 2008 Guadalajara Arena VFG
29 November 2008 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
3 December 2008 Oakland United States Oracle Arena
4 December 2008 Los Angeles Staples Center
6 December 2008 Paradise The Pearl Concert Theater
8 December 2008 Broomfield Broomfield Event Center
10 December 2008 Minneapolis Target Center
12 December 2008 Rosemont Allstate Arena
13 December 2008 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
15 December 2008 London Canada John Labatt Centre
17 December 2008 New York City United States Madison Square Garden
19 December 2008 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
20 December 2008 Fairfax Patriot Center
Europe
12 January 2009 Nantes France Zenith
13 January 2009 Brussels Belgium Forest National
15 January 2009 Dresden Germany Messehalle
16 January 2009 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
18 January 2009 Berlin Arena Berlin
21 January 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
22 January 2009
24 January 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
25 January 2009 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
27 January 2009 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
28 January 2009 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
30 January 2009 Lille France Zenith
31 January 2009 Bordeaux Medoquine
2 February 2009 Milan Italy Datchforum
4 February 2009 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Halle
12 February 2009 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes
13 February 2009 Barcelona Pavello Olimpic de Badalona
15 February 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
17 February 2009 Toulouse France Zenith
18 February 2009 Marseille Dome
20 February 2009 Rome Italy PalaLottomatica
21 February 2009 Treviso Palaverde
23 February 2009 Bolzano PalaOnda
24 February 2009 Florence Nelson Mandela Forum
26 February 2009 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
27 February 2009 Munich Germany Zenith
1 March 2009 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
3 March 2009 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Asia
18 March 2009 Nagoya Japan Nihon Gaishi Hall
20 March 2009 Tokyo Makuhari Messe, Hall 9
22 March 2009 Sapporo Makomanai Ice Arena
24 March 2009 Osaka Intex Osaka
25 March 2009
28 March 2009 Tokyo Makuhari Messe, Hall 9
29 March 2009
1 April 2009 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
3 April 2009 Taipei Taiwan Nangang Exhibition Hall
5 April 2009 Singapore Republic of Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
7 April 2009 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena
Africa
10 April 2009 Johannesburg South Africa Riversands Farm
13 April 2009 Cape Town Lourensford Wine Estate
South America
28 April 2009 Caracas Venezuela Campo de Futbol USB
30 April 2009 Lima Peru Estadio Nacional
3 May 2009 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
5 May 2009 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
7 May 2009 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Citibank Hall
9 May 2009 São Paulo Anhembi Convention Center
10 May 2009 Curitiba Expotrade Arena
12 May 2009 Porto Alegre Gigantinho
Summer open-air shows
4 June 2009 Manchester England Heaton Park
6 June 2009
7 June 2009
10 June 2009 Sunderland Stadium of Light
12 June 2009 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium
14 June 2009 Vienne France Théâtre Antique de Vienne
17 June 2009 Edinburgh Scotland Murrayfield Stadium
20 June 2009 Slane Ireland Slane Castle
2 July 2009[A] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
3 July 2009[B] Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival Grounds
7 July 2009 Coventry England Ricoh Arena
9 July 2009 London Wembley Stadium
11 July 2009
12 July 2009
14 July 2009 Bodelva Eden Project
16 July 2009[C] Benicàssim Spain Benicàssim Festival Grounds
18 July 2009[D] Bern Switzerland The Gurten
19 July 2009[E] Gräfenhainichen Germany Ferropolis
21 July 2009[F] London England The Roundhouse
24 July 2009[G] Naeba Japan Naeba Ski Resort
26 July 2009[H] Icheon South Korea Jisan Valley Ski Resort
20 August 2009 Bridlington England The Spa
22 August 2009[I] Weston Weston Park
23 August 2009[I] Chelmsford Hylands Park Cancelled
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Chris. "Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis With “Great Relief”". Rolling Stone. 28 August 2009
  2. ^ "Oasis invite fans into studio for live preview | News". New Musical Express. UK. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oasis' Noel Gallagher assaulted in Toronto". NME.com. Sept 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "CBC News - Music - Oasis brother hurt in attack during Toronto concert". Cbc.ca. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "OASIS op MySpace Music – Gratis gestreamde MP3’s, foto’s en Videoclips". Myspace.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  9. ^ Familiar to Millions live album and DVD recorded at Wembley Stadium 21 July 2000
  10. ^ "Gig Set List Information - View the set list from Popular Band live performances". Gigsetlist.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  11. ^ John Labbatt Centre Website. Retrieved Sept 9, 2008.
  12. ^ "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Oasis News". Oasisinet.com. Retrieved 27 March 2010.