27 April 2018

On This Day In Oasis History...


On April 27th 1996 Oasis played the first night at Maine Road it was the first time the band had ever headlined a stadium.

An estimated 80,000 people attended the both gigs, support acts for the shows included Manic Street Preachers and Ocean Colour Scene.



Fifty one trucks were used to deliver the equipment to stage Oasis' concerts at Maine Road in April 1996.

A giant shipyard crane was used to safely carry it over the football pitch as the club had a game against Liverpool the following weekend.

Brian Cannon had the idea to have images on the big screen of John Lennon, Sid Vicious and more during 'Live Forever' at Oasis' Maine Roadconcerts.

He told the NME “Even Liam didn’t know it was going to happen, that’s why he looks amazed when he turns round and sees Lennon.”

Liam Gallagher speaking in 2017 on playing Maine Road with Oasis.

"To play at the ground of the football club you’ve supported all your life is without doubt the icing on the cake. It’s downhill after that even Knebworth doesn’t come close".

Liam Gallagher on the Umbro top he wore at Oasis' Maine Road concerts

"I went backstage there was some player’s fucking Umbro gear just sitting there and I thought, ‘I’m having a bit of that’, tried it on, fucking freebie innit and, and I fucking pinched it and fucking wore it".

Ever wondered why Boneheads wasn't on the tickets for Oasis' concerts atMaine Road in April 1996, he point blank refused to be in them as he is a Manchester United fan.

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