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Noel quits Oasis after feud with brother

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 29 August 2009

Noel Gallagher has said he has quit Oasis, claiming he could not go on working with brother Liam "a day longer". Keme Nzerem reports.

Noel Gallagher (credit: Reuters)

The Britpop star announced his departure on the band's website last night.

"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight.

"People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.

"Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."

Earlier yesterday it was announced they had cancelled their second gig in the space of a week because of "an altercation within the band".

They were expected to play the Rock en Seine festival in Paris but the crowd were told by Bloc Party, who were due to perform before Oasis, the Manchester band would not be taking the stage.

Many of the crowd thought it was a joke, until the big screens at either side of the main stage showed the message "as a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been cancelled".

Ben Clover, 28, who travelled from south London for the festival expressed his disappointment.

 "I was hoping to see the band on the top of their game, now I am not sure we will ever see them perform live again.

"There are a lot of British Oasis fans who have come over for this gig and they are very disappointed."

Last weekend the band pulled out of the V Festival in Chelmsford which they were meant to headline.

The band pulled the plug on their show at the annual music event because frontman Liam Gallagher was struck down with viral laryngitis.

Their non-appearance sparked rumours they were set to split.

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