London, Aug 29 (ANI): Noel Gallagher has quit rock band Oasis following differences with frontman and brother Liam.
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight,” the BBC News quoted him as stating on the band’s website.
He said: “People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
The guitarist apologized to fans waiting for the band to perform in near future.
He added: “Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”
Before the announcement came, the band had pulled out of second concert in the space of a week.
They were scheduled to play at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris, but to the shock of their fans, screens at either side of the stage showed the message “as a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been cancelled”.
Hamish McBain, from music magazine New Musical Express, believes that it really must be the end of Oasis.
He said: “The relationship between Noel and Liam has been frosty over the last tour, to say the least, but it’s been frosty before.
“Noel has left tours before, Liam’s not showed up for gigs before, and they’ve carried on. But this, certainly the way Noel’s presented it on the Oasis website, it does feel like it has a degree of finality to it.”
Meanwhile, Oasis diehards are finding it difficult to come to terms with it.
A band follower named Wolvolass said: “I feel sick, sooo many good memories and gigs seeing Oasis over the years.”
Another fan MattGriffin added: “This is the worst day ever.”
Oasis was formed in Manchester in 1991and were originally known as The Rain.
They have a great track record with eight UK number-one singles, 15 NME Awards, five BRIT Awards, nine Q Awards and four MTV Europe Music Awards. (ANI)