Oasis' live shows in China have been banned by government in the country after they found out that lead guitarist Noel Gallagher appeared at a Free Tibet benefit concert taking place in Randall's Island in 1997. Announcing the news were promoters Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China on Saturday, February 28.
Responding to the promoters' statement, a publicist for the band comes out giving a confirmation that the cancellation is indeed true. "The Chinese authorities action in canceling these shows marks a reversal of their decision regarding the band, which has left both Oasis and the promoters bewildered," the publicist said.
"Oasis are extremely disappointed that they are now being prevented from undertaking their planned tour of mainland China," the publicist explained more. "And hope that the powers that be within China will reconsider their decision and allow the band to perform to their Chinese fans at some stage in the future."
Oasis were originally scheduled to perform at two venues in China. On April 3, they were supposed to make a live appearance at Beijing's Capital Arena and on April 5, they were originally planned to perform at the Shanghai Grand Stage.