Oasis cancels its China tour

2 03 2009

Concert organizers confirmed Monday that British rock band Oasis has canceled tour dates in Beijing and Shanghai in April.

The shows, scheduled for Beijing’s Capital Arena on April 3 and the Shanghai Grand Stage on April 5, would have been the first in mainland China for the group, currently on a world tour promoting its latest release, “Dig Out Your Soul.”

No explanation has been given for the cancellation, said a venue manager who refused to give his name.


This wouldn’t be the first time Oasis has, in dramatic fashion, made some change to its tour.  I’m dying to know whether the decision was driven internally (like some flare-up involving one of the Gallaghers) or externally (Chinese government intrusion.)  Hopefully we’ll find out soon.





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