Oasis to sue over Brighton allegations
17 December 2002
Oasis are considering legal action against a number of UK tabloid newspapers
which carried stories over the weekend claiming that the group were booed
offstage during their show at the Brighton Centre last Wednesday (11th
December) and that Noel wished the fans "died of hypothermia".
A spokesperson for the band said ""The story that first appeared last Friday
as the cover story of the Daily Star is an incredible distortion of the
facts. The truth is the show in Brighton was a successful concert that
passed off without incident. The band were not booed offstage, Noel did not
wish anyone died and we have a recording of the show to prove it. Those of
us who were at the show and many of the industry guests including
journalists who attended were shocked to read the press stories. We couldn't
believe they were talking about the same show.
"Whatever the press think of members of the band personally, Oasis are one
of the most successful and exciting live bands ever to come out of this
country. They have never been booed offstage in their ten years of touring.
There have always been parts of the UK press who obviously have a vendetta
against the band and resent their success but this is really going too far
and we cannot accept this fabrication without response."
The group are also considering action in relation to a newspaper article
that claimed the first night of their UK tour in Cardiff was far from full,
when in fact the show had sold out in less than half an hour.