The rumour mill is once again aflutter with suggestions that Oasis are set for a glory-grabbing 2014 reunion.
Despite Noel’s repeated comments to the contrary, there are rumours that he and brother Liam are ‘in talks’ to reform to mark the 20th anniversary of their seminal debut album Definitely Maybe.
The latest round of rumour and conjecture was started by the Daily Mail (so get your pinch of salt ready), who published an article over the weekend quoting ‘a source’ as saying:
If the gigs happened, they would perform Definitely Maybe from start to finish.
It’s hardly earth-shattering investigative journalism, but the way it’s been picked up and shared across social media suggests that both the music press and Oasis fans see it as more than believable.
Personally, I can see two potential scenarios currently being played out behind the scenes:
Scenario 1 – Liam is desperate to do it, what with Beady Eye tanking and a potentially costly child maintenance case hanging over him, and is covertly feeding the rumour mill to help persuade Noel that there is a big public appetite for a reunion.
Scenario 2 – The reunion is already agreed and Noel is just dismissing it in order to build up the tension and make the eventual announcement as big as possible. This would tie-in with their manager’s announcement a few months ago that Oasis’ music is due to appear on Spotify soon – a huge ‘we’re getting back together and here’s all of our music on Spotify’ announcement would admittedly be a bit massive.
The earlier rumours about Oasis playing Glastonbury 2014 have been more or less put to bed after Michael Eavis revealed next year’s headliners have never played the festival before – so if there is an Oasis reunion we can expect some huge independent gigs next summer.