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22/05/00
Fed Up Noel Quits Oasis
- Tour in shambles as Gallagher returns home

NOEL GALLAGHER, prime mover behind nineties mega-group Oasis, has returned home in the middle of the band's latest world tour. The 32 year old has yet again fallen out with his younger brother, Liam and has vowed never to play abroad again.

The band's management Ignition issued the following statement: "Noel Gallagher has decided to quit overseas touring with Oasis, with immediate effect, but intends to perform with the band for the scheduled UK dates later this summer. However the World tour, currently rolling through France, will continue." Oasis minus Noel has brought in replacement guitarist Matt Deighton, who has played with Paul Weller and Mother Earth, for the remaining shows.

The Chief, as Noel is known, appears to have lost patience with the tear-away Liam whose binge lifestyle is said to have escalated through the early months of their current tour. The elder Gallagher, who penned the band's hits, has had enough and is now concentrating on a separate project with mate Mark Coyle's band Tailgunner.

Noel has promised he will play the British legs of the Oasis tour in July, including the Wembley dates in London. Whether what is left of his band manage to keep their act together long enough to return to the UK as a performing unit remains to be seen.




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