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Oasis to embark on Wembley gigs
Noel Gallagher and Chris Moyles
Noel says it's great that fans can see Oasis, Kasabian and The Enemy

Noel Gallagher has been telling fans not to expect a Take That style show as Oasis prepare to kick off a series of three gigs at London's Wembley Stadium.

The singer was talking to Radio 1's Chris Moyles about the current tour which has already taken in venues in Cardiff and Manchester.

He said:"We actually go out of our way not to put a show on."

Oasis were the last British band to play at Wembley before its revamp and it's the first time they have returned.

Noel admits that brother Liam has already been trying to tone things down during the tour.

He said: "We were playing the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry.

"I found this hilarious but quite undignified - I was quite angry about it later - in the middle of Shock of the Lightning, 50,000 people have got their hands in the air and he starts shouting at them to stop clapping."

'Stop enjoying yourself'

"I was thinking, 'That's nice - you pay 70 quid for a ticket to be told what to do by the singer'.

In a mocking tone he added: "You! Stop enjoying yourself - no clapping in between these songs."

Liam Gallagher
Liam told fans during a Coventry gig to stop clapping

Noel was very complimentary about support acts The Enemy and Kasabian and thinks the latter have potential to do their own stadium tours.

He said: "It must be great for the kids to see Kasabian and The Enemy and us in one night.

"Kasabian have been going down just amazing. If they're not doing stadiums next time out, somebody will have messed up there."

Noel says the band have taken three songs out of their set, including The Meaning of Soul and added three songs.

'Atrocious album'

The band open with Rock 'n' Roll Star and finish with I am the Walrus with 20 songs in between.

Noel also revealed that he doesn't look back favourably at the band's 2000 album Familiar to millions

He said: "I think it's atrocious.

"If you were involved around the circumstances of actually trying to make that album it was not a very happy time.

"I heard it in a shop in Japan recently and it didn't sound too good to me."

The last time Oasis played in London was at The Roundhouse during the BBC's Electric Proms in 2008.

The band have got a host of appearances lined up this summer including Spanish festival Benicassim and V.



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