Liam Gallagher claims Noel has turned down £100m for Oasis reunion tour

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Liam Gallagher, right, claims brother Noel, left, has turned down £100m to reform Oasis (PA)

Liam Gallagher has claimed that Oasis were offered £100m for a reunion tour, but his brother Noel Gallagher vetoed the idea.

The Don’t Look Back In Anger singer said on Monday night that the Britpop band were getting back together, before making a U-turn and alleging brother Noel, 52, had turned down the offer.

Liam, 47, tweeted on Monday night: “Wahey we’re getting back together. Noel Gallagher being minted and rich as f*** he’s doing it for nothing me being a desperate **** and have f*** all else going for himself I’m doing it for the cash c’mon you know LG x”

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He then added: “We’ve been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG”

A spokesperson for Noel declined to comment.

Noel and Liam fell out during a backstage fight at a festival in Paris in August 2009. Noel quit Oasis and the brothers are not thought to have spoken since.

Oasis members Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Liam Gallagher in 2006 (AP)

Both brothers have had successful solo careers since going their separate ways. Liam as the lead singer of Beady Eye, with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former members of Oasis.

Noel started a new band High Flying Birds, and as the writer of many of Oasis’ big hits holds the rights to perform them live.

In January, Liam claimed on Twitter that Noel had contacted him, “begging” to get the band back together.

He tweeted: “I intend to retire as solo artist after album no3 as I have just had a call from my brother begging me to start oasis again in 2022 if you believe in life after love c’mon you know LG x".

Noel told TalkSPORT radio: “I’ve been listening to the show… and re: ‘The Reunion’, sadly I think the other fella must have been on the leftover Christmas Babycham... For the record, until anyone hears it from ME, it’s not happening.”

Liam Gallagher and brother Noal Gallagher in 1995 (Getty Images)

Liam was originally the only Gallagher brother in Oasis, but after coming to watch him perform in 1991 brother Noel approached the band about joining, on the condition that he would be the band's only songwriter.

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At the height of their fame in the early 90s the Britpop band – whose hits include Wonderwall, Roll With It and Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – the band were awarded four Brit Awards, two Ivor Novello awards and numerous other accolades.

In 2007, Oasis received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music.