September 15 [10:00 EDT] -- New York City is inheriting Oasis for a week or so, and that's fine by the band's Brit neighbors.
Late last week Oasis announced they'd be playing the 3700-seat Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City October 7 and this past weekend, they added a second show for October 8. Tickets went on sale Saturday morning with the second concert on sale just an hour or two after the first. Both sold out in short order, but ticketing staff report that business, although brisk, was not fanatical, possibly due to the short notice.
The shows are being scheduled around TV appearances including Saturday Night Live and David Letterman and will be the band's only live performances this trip. The Fun Lovin' Criminals are the opening act.
Oasis opened a short European tour September 9 in Oslo and are scheduled play through to September 30 in Birmingham. The band releases their second single next week, "Stand By Me," from their album 'Be Here Now.'
group of citizens particularly happy to see Oasis on the road is their London neighbors. The London Times reports that residents of the fashionable Belsize Park neighborhood in North London complain that although Noel Gallagher has a over a million dollars of soundproofing on his house, he's done nothing to discourage the dozens of fans and paparazzi that "sprawl out all over the pavement." Gallagher advertises his residency with a sign above his door reading "Supernova Heights," a reference to their record "Champagne Supernova." Even worse is that while Noel is the quiet Gallagher brother, loud and unruly Liam and wife Patsy Kensit are about to move in around the corner.
"If the Gallaghers want to carry on living round here," one neighbor told the Times, "they would do well to learn the value of discretion."