Liam Gallagher Announces ‘Definitely Maybe’ 30th Anniversary Tour For 2024
Liam Gallagher has announced that he will tour Oasis’s 1994 debut album, Definitely Maybe, in full in celebration of the album’s 30th anniversary.
“I’m bouncing around the house to announce the Definitely Maybe tour,” Gallagher said in a statement. “The most important album of the 90s bar none. I wouldn’t be anywhere without it and neither would you, so let’s celebrate together.”
Advance reports suggest the tour will also include fan favourites released while Oasis were touring Definitely Maybe, such as Whatever, Fade Away, Listen Up and Sad Song.
The tour begins in Sheffield on 2 June 2024 and concludes on 27 June – the day before Glastonbury kicks off. Tickets for the Definitely Maybe anniversary tour go on sale at 9am BST on 20 October.
Gallagher is likely to be joined onstage by co-founding Oasis member Paul Arthurs (AKA Bonehead), who resumed touring with him earlier this year after a bout with tonsil cancer. In September 2022, he said that he had received the all-clear from doctors and was in recovery.
Definitely Maybe, released on Creation Records in August 1994, is a landmark record in British music and it remains one of the Britpop era’s definitive discs. It reached No 1 on release, becoming what was then the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, and was later certified eight times platinum.
It was a surprise success in some ways after a highly fraught creation, with difficult sessions at various recording studios, but the album has since endured and grown in stature in the critical sense.
In a review of the 2014 reissue of the album, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield wrote: “Twenty years on, Oasis’ debut album remains one of the most gloriously loutish odes to cigarettes, alcohol, and dumb guitar solos that the British Isles have ever coughed up.”
Liam Gallagher frequently performs songs from the album – and from Oasis’s wider catalogue – at his solo shows. His last solo album was 2022’s C’mon You Know. This year, brother Noel Gallagher also released the highly successful album Council Skies with his band, High Flying Birds.
Liam Gallagher Definitely Maybe UK and Irish dates 2024:
2nd – Sheffield, Utilita Arena
3rd – Cardiff, International Arena
6th – London, The O2
7th – London, The O2
10th – London, The O2
15th – Manchester, Co-Op Live
16th – Manchester, Co-Op Live
19th – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
20th – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
23rd – Dublin, 3Arena
24th – Dublin, 3Arena
27th – Manchester, Co-Op Live.