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Monday, March 02, 2009

Looks Like Oasis Won't Be Playing China

Well, it would have been cool, but the Chinese government has pulled the plug on Oasis' two dates in China in April.

According to a statement from the band, "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".

Therefore the April 3 date in Beijing and April 5 date in Shanghai are no more.

The reasons behind it? Well, one of them was noted at Noel Gallagher's solo performance at 1997's Tibetan Freedom concert. As a result the government "deemed that the band are ... unsuitable to perform to their fans in the Chinese Republic."

Sorry China!

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