Noel Gallagher Recalls Oasis’ Best Tour As The ‘Biggest Band In The World’


Oasis’ Noel Gallagher recently spoke in a video released on the band’s official Twitter account to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their third album, ‘Be Here Now,’ and shared his feelings about their extensive tour to support the album.

Following the mainstream success of their first two albums, Oasis released their third studio album ‘Be Here Now,’ on August 21, 1997. It was also highly commercially successful and sold even faster than the previous albums. Yet, the recording sessions were not easy since the band’s drug abuse and internal fighting constantly interrupted the process.

Despite all the setbacks, the group launched Be Here Now World Tour on June 14, 1997, in Irvine, California. After 85 shows in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America, the tour ended with a final performance on March 25, 1998, in Mexico City. The band used a unique stage setup for their shows, inspired by the album’s theme.

Currently, the band is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their third album, along with several events. They recently released a video of Noel Gallagher talking about the tour and asked for the fans’ stories about the album. Gallagher stated in the brief video that it was the tour he enjoyed the most in his career despite all the internal problems. He said they toured as the biggest band in the world, which was awesome. He didn’t realize how great it was then but now sees it as a fantastic experience.

Noel Gallagher’s words on tour:

“That tour we did to promote the album is the best time I’ve ever had on a tour, even though it was chaos. To tour as the biggest band in the world is f*cking something else. To go to every single airport in the world and five hundred TV cameras waiting for you, although at the time you don’t realize it. It is an amazing thing. We spoke to all the people who were on that tour. I had a great time; I loved the scale of it all.”

You can listen to Gallagher’s statements below.