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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 15:45 GMT 16:45 UK
Oasis to make low-key live return
Oasis at Glastonbury
Oasis' last concert was at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2004
Rock giants Oasis are to play a series of intimate live shows across Europe in May and June to warm up for their summer festival and stadium dates.

The band, who will release their sixth album Don't Believe The Truth at the end of May, play four gigs at different London venues and one in Edinburgh.

The shows start at London's Astoria on 10 May and take in six other countries.

UK tickets go on sale at 0900 BST on Friday. Oasis' last concert was at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2004.

The other London dates will be at the Clapham Grand, the Coronet at Elephant & Castle, and the Hammersmith Apollo, with the Edinburgh gig at the Usher Hall.

'Pulled it off'

Milan, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Berlin and Copenhagen are also on the itinerary before the group's first festival date at Hurricane in Germany on 10 June.

The band will also play at the V Festival in August after 10 stadium dates across the UK and Ireland.

Their new single, Lyla, comes out on 16 May, two weeks before the album.

Noel Gallagher has reportedly said: "I'm more proud of this one than of any album since Definitely Maybe. We stuck it out, we stuck to our guns and we pulled it off."



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