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Oasis set to ‘Dig Out’ new album after tour
Oasis is set to release its first studio album in three years when the band drops “Dig Out Your Soul” in fans’ laps this fall.
The British pop-rockers–who are currently gearing up for a North American run kicking off Aug. 26 in Seattle, followed by visits to eight Canadian cities–have a set an Oct. 7 release date for the new LP, which sees Dave Sardy return to production duties following his work on the band’s 2005 album, “Don’t Believe the Truth.”
“I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight,” said the band’s principal songwriter, guitarist Noel Gallagher, in a press release. “I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to–to feel.”
The set’s first single, “The Shock of the Lightning,” is scheduled to hit radio stations in late September.
“If ‘The Shock of the Lightning’ sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast,” Gallagher recently posted on the group’s website. “And recorded dead fast. [The single] basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best.”
In 2006, Oasis also put out a two-disc career retrospective dubbed “Stop the Clocks,” which features hits including “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova,” as well as B-sides such as “Acquiesce” and “Half the World Away.”
Meanwhile, the Gallagher brothers recently released their first digital single, “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down,” which comes from the double-DVD of the same name. The film, which surfaced in October, captures Oasis’ yearlong world tour to support “Don’t Believe the Truth.” The first disc includes a feature-length documentary and Q&A with Noel Gallagher, and the second comprises the band’s homecoming concert at the City of Manchester Stadium and footage sent in by fans.
August 2008
26 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
27 – Vancouver, British Columbia – GM Place
29 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
30 – Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
September 2008
1 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTC Centre
4 – Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
5 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
7 – Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Island Park/Virgin Festival
9 – London, Ontario – John Labatt Centre