Duo in Sheffield to tell the inside story of superstar band Oasis

Noel Gallagher of Oasis at Sheffield Arena in 2006
Noel Gallagher of Oasis at Sheffield Arena in 2006

Two Oasis insiders are spilling the beans on life with the band at a show in Sheffield that opens their UK tour.

Oasis: the Real Story (in all its glory) at Sheffield’s O2 Academy is an evening with Iain Robertson and Tim Abbot.

Robertson, the band’s former tour manager and head of security and Abbot, the former managing director of their label, Creation Records, will join together on stage “to divulge the real rock and roll life behind the curtain of Oasis”. 

The promise to share stories, secrets, photos and footage never heard or seen before with their audience.

The event marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s debut single, Supersonic, and debut album Definitely Maybe.

They promise there will be exclusive Oasis-related merchandise available and Iain Robertson will be signing copies of his international best-selling book, What’s the Story.

Tim Abbot said: “In ’94 we played the Leadmill and the year after we returned and played the arena.

“That was our first arena gig and it changed everything!

“I can’t wait to hit the stage again in Sheffield and relive the stories with the fans!”

The event will continue at the official after-party, Mod For It, at Maida Vale on West Street, with DJs playing 90s indie and Britpop classics.

Holders of Oasis: The Real Story tickets get free entry and a free shot drink.

A limited number of tickets are available for the event via the O2 Sheffield box office and Ticketmaster: bit.ly/RYSG-Oasis. You can also follow the show on Facebook.

There’s a different kind of tribute On Saturday when Bowie Experience celebrate the music of pop icon David Bowie at Sheffield City Hall. 

Their publicity says: “A must see for all Bowie fans, this mesmerizing production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.”

You gotta love the puns, at least.