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Saturday, 8 July, 2000, 23:04 GMT 00:04 UK
Wayward Oasis brothers reunite
Liam and Noel Gallagher
Liam and Noel: reunited for first time in two months
Rock star Liam Gallagher shrugged off his failed marriage as he was reunited on stage with his brother Noel.

The Oasis singer gave a wry smile as he sang the lyrics to Don't Look Back in Anger in front of 30,000 cheering fans at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday.



We ain't splitting up

Liam Gallagher

He showed no sign of strain from the high profile break-up from his actress wife Patsy Kensit as he swaggered across the stage with all his usual arrogance to perform a mix of the band's hits and many newer numbers.

Gallagher showed he still had a sense of humour as he dedicated a rendition of the song Cigarettes and Alcohol to Prime Minister Tony Blair's son, Euan.

'Losing it'

He was also in harmony with brother Noel, who was playing with the group for the first time since he walked out of the European tour in May after a bust-up apparently over Liam's drinking habits.

Guitarist Noel said Liam was "losing it" and that the row had reached the stage where he could no longer stand to be in the same room as him.

But at Saturday's concert the pair, who were understood to be staying in separate hotels, looked at ease together as they performed.

Liam was keen to point out that despite their difficulties the band would be sticking together.

"There's been a lot of stuff written about us ... but we ain't splitting up," he said before shaking hands with his brother.


Liam and  Patsy
Husband and wife in happier times last year

Fans from across Ireland flocked to Dublin to watch what many believe was the group's last foreign show. Several thousand British followers also made the trip across the Irish Sea.

Despite this there was clear signs of the band's decline with tickets going for as little as 8 outside the stadium.

While the two brothers seemed to have patched things up, an announcement from Kensit's spokesman confirmed that the singer's marriage was beyond saving.

The news came after weeks of speculation.

The volatile relationship had seen numerous bust-ups, but was thought to be on a more even keel after she gave birth to their son Lennon - named after the Beatles legend.

But the strains became apparent recently when their London home was put on the market and twice divorced Kensit was spotted without her wedding ring.

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