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Liam Gallagher says he’s “jealous” of Oasis tribute band’s Storm Arwen lock-in

The iconic frontman shared his thoughts on 'Snow-asis' on Twitter

By Joe Goggins

Liam Gallagher performs live
Gallagher's third album is out in May. (Photo: YouTube)

Liam Gallagher has jokingly admitted to being “jealous” of an Oasis cover band’s three-day, snow-enforced pub lock-in.

Taking to Twitter in characteristically colourful form this morning (December 1), the frontman acknowledged the travails of Noasis, who were stranded at the Tan Hill Inn in Richmond last Friday (December 1) after a Friday night gig there.

In response to a fan’s query about what message he’d send to the tribute act, Gallagher said: “I’m actually jealous im always trying to get a lock inn [sic]”.

Noasis, who have performed the Manchester legends’ catalogue around the world since forming in 2006, found themselves unable to leave The Tan Hill Inn after their Friday night show, with Storm Arwen bringing blizzard conditions to the area. Fallen power cables made nearby roads impassable, meaning that the band – along with 60-plus pub patrons in attendance and seven staff – couldn’t leave the Inn until Monday (November 29).

The Tan Hill is Britain’s highest pub in terms of altitude, standing 528 metres above sea level. Noasis played a number of encores over the weekend, which, along with pub quizzes and games, helped to maintain high spirits. “One lady actually said ‘I don’t want to leave,’” general manager Nicola Townsend told the Yorkshire Post.

Those trapped were freed on Monday evening, with Noasis thanking staff in a tweet and concluding, “it’s been emotional.” Pub staff said that a reunion is already in the works for next year. It sounds a bit like a cliche, but they came as strangers and they’re leaving as friends, they truly are,” Townsend said on BBC Radio 4’s Today.

No such reunification would appear to be in the offing for the actual Oasis; both Gallagher and his estranged brother, Noel, continue to blaze their own trails. Liam’s third album, ‘C’mon You Know’, will be released on May 27, 2022. He’ll headline a stadium tour in support of it next summer, with an emotional two-night, sold-out return to Knebworth in the books for June 3 and 4.

Noel, meanwhile, has announced a handful of outdoor shows for his High Flying Birds in 2022. He’s previously said that the band won’t release a new album until 2023. ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’, a concert documentary chronicling the group’s game-changing outdoor concerts, met with a warm critical response upon release back in September.