December 10 [12:00 EDT] -- Oasis played their second concert in Glasgow, Scotland Monday night without incident, one day after the band walked off the stage following a bottle being thrown at guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs.
As previously reported by MTV News, the band at that time announced they wouldn't tolerate such behavior and off they went. The crowd reacted badly to the foreshortened show, and three fans were ultimately arrested for vandalism.
Creation Records, Oasis' label, later issued a statement that read in part: "The band are gutted and disappointed that the actions of one idiot in a well-behaved crowd has spoiled the enjoyment of the rest of the fans."
According to fan reports on the Internet, security was tight for Sunday's show with all patrons carefully searched for possible projectiles. The incident was referenced from the stage on several occasions. At one point the band introduced a song by telling the crowd they hadn't played it in awhile
but not to throw any bottles if they messed it up. Another time they commented, "I thought you Scots enjoyed drinking too much too throw away half-fullbottles."Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher, who took over the vocal duties in the absence of brother Liam in
Dublin, apparently told reporters in the Irish city that he was bored with stardom. "If the band split up in the morning the only thing I'd miss is the money," said Gallagher, according to the Oasisnews.com website. "I need space to get my head together. From March I'm taking a six-month break and then I'll sit writing some songs."
Gallagher made the comments around the same time the band's record company, Creation, confirmed more dates on the Oasis world tour-for March. More dates are expected for New Zealand and Japan. The tour schedule is as follows:
- 12/7-8 - Glasgow SE&CC, UK
- 12/10,11 - Cardiff Indoor Arena, UK
- 12/13,14 - Manchester GMEX, UK
- 12/16,17,18 - London Wembley Stadium
- E Center, Camden, NJ
- 1/9 - Patriot Center, Washington, D.C.
- 1/10 - Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA
- 1/12 - Continental Air Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
- 1/14 - Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
- 1/15 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, CANADA
- 1/17 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL
- 1/18 - Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
- 1/23 - Vancouver, BC , CANADA
- 1/24 - Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
- 1/27,28 - Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA
- 1/31 - Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX
- 2/5 - WPB Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL
- 2/6 - UCF Arena, Orlando, FL
- 2/8 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
- 2/22 - HKCEC Hall 3, HONG KONG
- 2/26 - Ent Center, Perth, AUSTRALIA
- 2/28 - Ent Center, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
- 3/1 - Ent Center, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
- 3/3 - Ent Center, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
- 3/6 - Ent Center, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
- 3/10 - TBA, Aukland, NZ
- Summer TBA - Slane Castle, Near Dublin, IRE