On May 16th 2005 Oasis return with a brand new single entitled ‘Lyla’. The track is taken from the band’s hugely anticipated new album entitled ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’, which follows two weeks later on May 30th on Big Brother Recordings.
Noel Gallagher believes that ‘Lyla’ is a true Oasis classic.
''It's The Who. ‘Lyla’ was specifically designed for pogoing. We wrote 66 tracks and ‘Lyla’ was one that we revisited late on and it's ended up on the album. I’m happy with every track on the album.”
‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ is the sixth Oasis studio album – their first since the number one multi-million selling ‘Heathen Chemistry’, released in 2002.
Crowning what will be an extraordinary 2005, Oasis will embark on an extensive world tour that includes nine huge shows in the UK – including seven stadium gigs. Tickets for these dates sold out in record time, even challenging the speed with which they sold out their legendary Knebworth shows of 1996. Oasis have just added shows in Newcastle and Ireland in the face of phenomenal demand. Further UK and European dates to be announced soon.
UK and Ireland dates as follows:
Wednesday 29th Glasgow Hampden Park
Thursday 30th Manchester City Of Manchester Stadium
Saturday 2nd Manchester City Of Manchester Stadium
Sunday 3rd Manchester City Of Manchester Stadium
Wednesday 6th Southampton Rose Bowl
Saturday 9th Milton Keynes National Bowl
Sunday 10th Milton Keynes National Bowl
Tuesday 12th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday 13th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 16th Dublin Marley Park
Furthermore, Oasis will return to North America for the first time since 2002, playing their biggest US shows to date. Their show at the legendary 14,000 capacity Madison Square Gardens in New York on 22nd June sold out in an hour. For all other Oasis shows link.