What did Oasis play at their last ever show?
10 June 2023, 20:00
On 28 August 2009, Noel and Liam had a huge row before playing the Rock en Seine festival in Paris and Oasis were no more. Here's how they ended their career together.
Imagine this - you’re at V Festival in Staffordshire, watching the headliners Oasis. It’s a date on their massive Dig Out Your Soul tour, which has been rolling around the world for a full year.
The album came out the previous October and it’s a solid effort, featuring the songs The Shock Of The Lightning and I’m Outta Time.
Thing is - Oasis really ARE outta time. This will be the very last gig by the Manchester legends, who had been playing together since 1991.
At the time, the audience didn’t know that this would be the final Oasis show. Opening with the perennial Rock ’N’ Roll Star - the first song on their first album - the set ended with an encore of Noel playing Don’t Look Back In Anger acoustically, the anthemic Champagne Supernova and a finale featuring a cover of The Beatles’ 1967 psychedelic classic I Am The Walrus.
Oasis - I am the Walrus (Live at V Festival, Staffordshire, 2009) (Last Ever Live Song Performed)
Here’s what Oasis played at their final show:
Oasis - V Festival 22 August 2009 setlist
- Intro tape: F**kin' In The Bushes
- Rock 'n' Roll Star
- The Shock Of The Lightning
- Cigarettes & Alcohol
- Roll With It
- Waiting For The Rapture
- The Masterplan
- Slide Away
- Morning Glory
- My Big Mouth
- Half The World Away
- I'm Outta Time
- Live Forever
- Don't Look Back in Anger (acoustic)
- Champagne Supernova
- I Am The Walrus
Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning (Official Video)
Oasis were due to play the Chelmsford leg of the festival on the Sunday, but cancelled at the last minute as Liam had apparently come down with laryngitis. Next-on-the-bill Snow Patrol were promoted to headliners, to many boos from Gallagher fans - although Gary Lightbody won a few over with covers of Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova.
Noel claimed his brother was “hungover”, which later led Liam to take legal action - Noel would apologise and the legal action was dropped. Noel later claimed that the argument was started over an ad for Liam’s clothing firm Pretty Green in the V Festival programme… and Liam smashed one of Noel's favourite guitars.
However, Noel later told Radio X: “I had enough when Liam and Bonehead - and this is true - started arguing over a leather jacket. I am not even kidding. I can dress it up more than this, but this is what happened.”
Liam Gallagher on THAT Pretty Green spat with Noel
Five days later, on 28th August, the band were set to appear onstage at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris. However, Noel issued a statement:
In another statement a few days later, titled "Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere", Noel added: "The details are not important and of too great a number to list. But I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable. And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new.”
The Gallaghers haven’t played a show as Oasis since, although both Liam and Noel have enjoyed solo success.
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