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(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Tour

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Tour
Tour by Oasis
Associated album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Start date 22 June 1995 (1995-06-22)
End date 4 December 1996 (1996-12-04)
Legs 12
Shows 103
Oasis concert chronology
Definitely Maybe Tour
(1994–1995)
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Tour
(1995–1996)
Be Here Now Tour
(1997–1998)

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Tour was a world concert tour by English band Oasis in support of their hugely successful second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The tour, which spanned the UK, Europe, the US and Canada, included 103 shows over a period of several months in 1995 and 1996 amidst twelve different tour legs and several cancelled legs in the US and Australia/New Zealand. The tour started on 22 June 1995 with a pre-Glastonbury festival warm up gig at the Bath Pavilion which featured the debut of new drummer Alan White and several new songs off the album which wasn't to be officially released until early October, and ended on 4 December 1996 at the Mayo Civic Centre in St. Paul, Minnesota when the band decided to halt touring to focus on the recording of their anticipated third album, Be Here Now.[1]

The tour is notable for its UK summer leg of 1996 which consisted of several open air concerts to record crowds. The tour included such venues as Maine Road in Manchester, Loch Lomond in Scotland, Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Ireland and Knebworth Park in England in which the band played to 250,000 people over two nights. Unprecented for an open air concert in the UK at the time, the gig also holds the record for the largest ever ticket demand in history with nearly three million (1 in 20 people) ticket applications.[2]

Whilst the tour was taking place, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? had become a worldwide success and Oasis became one of the biggest bands of the era. The Gallagher brothers regularly made tabloid headlines for their frequent fallouts and rockstar lifestyles. The tour had many disruptions and cancellations due to Noel twice walking out of the group, and Liam pulling out of a US leg.[1] When the band broke up for a brief time in late 1996, several US tour dates and the entire Australia and New Zealand leg had to be cancelled. On one such occasion, Oasis were due to perform on MTV unplugged at the Royal Festival Hall in London when Liam pulled out minutes before the group were to take to the stage; citing a sore throat as to why he could not perform. Noel had to take over lead vocals for the entire performance whilst Liam heckled him from a balcony in the crowd. The band later found out that Liam did not like performing acoustically.[1]

Nevertheless, the tour had escalated Oasis from being one of the biggest bands in Britain to being one of the biggest bands in the world; resulting in a media frenzy and unprecedented anticipation for the group's third album.

The Earl's Court and Maine Road gigs were filmed and later released as the Oasis VHS/DVD ...There and Then.

Set list

The band's typical set list was:

  1. "The Swamp Song"
  2. "Acquiesce"
  3. "Supersonic"
  4. "Hello"
  5. "Some Might Say"
  6. "Roll with It"
  7. "Morning Glory"
  8. "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
  9. "Slide Away"
  10. "Champagne Supernova"
  11. "Whatever"
  12. "Wonderwall"
  13. "Cast No Shadow"
  14. "Don't Look Back in Anger"
  15. "Live Forever"
  16. "I Am the Walrus"

Other songs performed:

  • "Shakermaker"
  • "Round Are Way"
  • "Rock 'N' Roll Star"
  • "The Masterplan"
  • "Talk Tonight"
  • "Listen Up"
  • "Columbia"
  • "Fade Away"
  • "It's Better People"
  • "(It's Good) To Be Free" played only at Roskilde and Glastonbury Festival
  • "Take Me Away" played only two times in the whole tour
  • "Rockin' Chair" played only two times in the whole tour
  • "Cum On Feel the Noize" played at both Maine Road gigs only
  • "My Big Mouth" played at the Loch Lomond gig and at Knebworth
  • "It's Getting Better (Man!!)" also played at the Loch Lomond gig and at Knebworth

Credits:

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe
22 June 1995 Bath England Bath Pavilion
23 June 1995 Glastonbury Glastonbury Festival
30 June 1995 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
3 July 1995 Milan Italy Palalido
5 July 1995 Lyon France Fauvier Festival
7 July 1995 Frauenfeld Switzerland Out in the Green Festival
8 July 1995 Belfort France Eurockéennes Fesival
9 July 1995 Düren Germany Badesee
14 July 1995 Irvine Scotland Beach Park
15 July 1995
18 July 1995 Salamanca Spain Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
21 July 1995 Zeebrugge Belgium Zeebrugge Beach Festival
22 July 1995 County Meath Ireland Slane Castle
Asia
21 August 1995 Kawasaki Japan Club Citta
22 August 1995
23 August 1995 Tokyo Liquid Room
25 August 1995 Garden Hall
26 August 1995
28 August 1995 Osaka Imperial Hall
29 August 1995
Europe
2 October 1995 Blackpool England Empress Ballroom
3 October 1995 Stoke Trentham Gardens
5 October 1995 Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
6 October 1995 Gloucester Gloucester Leisure Centre
North America
10 October 1995 Baltimore United States Hammerjack's
11 October 1995 New York City Roseland Ballroom
13 October 1995 Danbury Tuxedo Junction
14 October 1995 Boston Orpheum Theatre
16 October 1995 Pittsburgh Metropol
Europe
31 October 1995 Brussels Belgium La Luna
4 November 1995 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre
5 November 1995
7 November 1995 Paris France Le Zénith
10 November 1995 Hamburg Germany Große Freiheit
12 November 1995 Cologne Live Music Hall
14 November 1995 Nantes France La Trocardiére
15 November 1995 Lille L'Aéronef
17 November 1995 Leicester England Granby Halls
20 November 1995 Stockholm Sweden Annexet
24 November 1995 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
26 November 1995 Manchester England NYNEX Arena
North America
2 December 1995 Seattle United States Mercer Arena KNDD Holiday Festival
7 December 1995 Washington, D.C. WHFS Holiday Festival
8 December 1995 Chicago Q101 Holiday Festival
9 December 1995 Minneapolis KEGE Holiday Festival
13 December 1995 Toronto Canada Liberty Warehouse
15 December 1995 Berkeley United States Berkeley Community Theatre
16 December 1995 San Jose KOME Holiday Festival
18 December 1995 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
19 December 1995 West Hollywood The Viper Room
Europe
10 January 1996 Utrecht Netherlands Vredenburg Music Centre
12 January 1996 Munich Germany Terminal 1 Wappensall
14 January 1996 Berlin Huxley's
15 January 1996 Bielefeld PC69
19 January 1996 Whitley Bay England Whitley Bay Ice Rink
21 January 1996 Edinburgh Scotland Ingliston Exhibition Centre
22 January 1996
North America
23 February 1996 Kansas City United States Memorial Hall
24 February 1996 St. Louis American Theatre
26 February 1996 Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre
27 February 1996 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
1 March 1996 Milwaukee Eagle's Auditorium
2 March 1996 Cleveland Lakewood Civic Auditorium
3 March 1996 Detroit State Theatre
5 March 1996 Indianapolis Murat Shrine Egyptian Room
7 March 1996 Fairfax GMU Patriot Centre
9 March 1996 Upper Darby Tower Theatre
10 March 1996 Providence Strand Theatre
13 March 1996 New York City Paramount Theatre
Europe
18 March 1996 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
19 March 1996
22 March 1996 Dublin Ireland Point Depot
23 March 1996
26 March 1996 Offenbach Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
27 March 1996 Munich Terminal 1 Wappensall
29 March 1996 Milan Italy Palalido
31 March 1996 Grenoble France Le Summum
2 April 1996 Barcelona Spain Zeleste
North America
10 April 1996 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
11 April 1996 Seattle United States Mercer Arena
13 April 1996 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
18 April 1996 Denver Mammoth Events Centre
20 April 1996 Dallas Bronco Bowl
21 April 1996 Austin Austin Music Hall
Europe
27 April 1996 Manchester England Maine Road
28 April 1996
3 August 1996 Loch Lomond Scotland Loch Lomond
4 August 1996
7 August 1996 Stockholm Sweden Sjöhistoriska Museet
10 August 1996 Stevenage England Knebworth Park
11 August 1996
14 August 1996 Cork Ireland Páirc Uí Chaoimh
15 August 1996
23 August 1996 London England Royal Festival Hall, MTV Unplugged
North America
27 August 1996 Rosemont United States Rosemont Horizon
30 August 1996 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
31 August 1996 Barrie Canada Molson Park
2 September 1996 Philadelphia United States CoreStates Center
6 September 1996 Worcester The Centrum
7 September 1996 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
8 September 1996
10 September 1996 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
4 December 1996 Rochester Mayo Civic Center

References

  1. ^ a b c Harris, John. Britpop!: Cool Britannia and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock. Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN 0-306-81367-X
  2. ^ Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop (DVD). London: Passion Pictures. 2004. 
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