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China Bans Oasis As Band Announces Festival Appearance


03/03/2009
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(antiMusic) Good news and bad news in the land of Oasis today. The good news is the band will co-headline the V Festival this summer (The Killers are the co's in this case) and the bad news is the Chinese government has pulled the plug on the band's plan to play gigs in mainland China.

Apparently Noel Gallagher appeared at a "Free Tibet" benefit in 1997 and the ChiComs weren't happy about it. So being ChiComs they grabbed their toys and went home pouting. The band isn't too happy about it. "Representatives from the Chinese government have revoked the performance licenses already issued for the band and ordered their shows in both Beijing and Shanghai to be immediately canceled," Oasis said in a statement.

"The Chinese authorities' action in cancelling these shows marks a reversal of their decision regarding the band which has left both Oasis and the promoters bewildered."
But let's end of a positive note: The V Festival which will take place on August 22nd and 23rd. NME has more details and the - full line-up



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