Despite having to cancel or postpone several concerts recently, Noel Gallagher and his band mates aren’t looking back in anger. British rock band Oasis announced plans for their first U.S. tour in three years, even as the guitarist continues to heal from an onstage attack that left him with three broken ribs.
The 10-show Dig Out Your Soul Tour kicks off December 3 at Oracle Arena in Los Angeles, CA, and continues through a December 20 performance at GMU Patriot Center in Washington, DC. Highlights of the arena trek include a December 4 gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, and a December 17 show at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Tickets for the new North American dates go on sale October 3.
The band will take a brief break from their U.S. itinerary to complete a rescheduled concert on December 15 at the John LaBatte Centre in London, ON. The original performance, set for September 9, was postponed after Gallagher was attacked mid-song during a September 7 concert in Toronto.
The musician was shoved to the floor by 47-year-old Daniel Sullivan, who rushed the stage from behind. The alleged attacker was hauled off by security as he turned to attack Gallagher’s brother and the band’s lead singer, Liam. According to published reports, Sullivan has been charged with assault and was released from custody after promising to appear in court October 24.
Though Oasis finished the night’s set after a brief break that night, several subsequent tour dates were postponed as the extent of Noel’s injuries became clearer. “A CT scan has now revealed that Noel suffered three broken and dislodged ribs in the attack,” a recent statement on the band’s Web site read. “He has been advised by his doctor that he will not be able to perform for at least another week.”
Oasis is touring in support of the forthcoming October 7 release “Dig Out Your Soul.” The band’s first single, “The Shock of the Lightning,” was recently released in a variety of formats, including a digital package on iTunes.
Oasis tour itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|December 3||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|December 4||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|December 6||Las Vegas, NV||The Pearl|
|December 8||Denver, CO||Broomfield Events Center|
|December 10||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|December 12||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena|
|December 13||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills|
|December 15||London, ON||John LaBatte Centre *|
|December 17||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|December 19||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Center|
|December 20||Washington, DC||GMU Patriot Center|
* rescheduled from an earlier date
Last Updated on September 30, 2008 by By Allison Reitz