Twenty-five years ago, New Zealand welcomed the most notorious rock 'n' roll stars of the 1990s, Oasis, to its shores.
The band's first two albums Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? had already reached cult status, cementing their place in music history, but it took until 1998 and the release of their divisive third album Be Here Now to secure a visit down under.
The story of that tour is detailed in this book, a heady mix of triumph, joy and disappointment, as seen and retold mostly through the eyes of concertgoers and the band's crew, including interviews with Michael O'Connor (Production Manager), Paolo Hewitt (band biographer and DJ) and Gareth Williams (Monitor Engineer) amongst others.
From the early ripples of excitement in the New Zealand press when the band released its debut album, through to their commercial peak, the scene is set for their much-anticipated 1998 visit. The only time the band would grace these shores.
The tour itself is covered through a unique combination of historical information, advertising material, media coverage and never-before-seen photographs, to complement the previously untold accounts from the fans, crew and some famous New Zealand musicians influenced by Oasis, including Tom Larkin of Shihad.
Foreword by New Zealand music and pop culture writer Simon Sweetman. Heavily illustrated with over 50 photographs and rarely seen press material.
Written by the fans, for the fans. This is the unofficial story of Oasis in New Zealand.