China Cans Oasis Gigs Over Tibet Sympathies

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2009 5:28 PM CST
China Cans Oasis Gigs Over Tibet Sympathies
A Free Tibet flag unveiled during the Beijing Olympics.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – China has canceled two Oasis concerts in April because band member Noel Gallagher appeared at a Free Tibet concert more than 10 years ago, NME reports. The decision “has left both Oasis and the promoters bewildered,” a statement from the band read. Calling the band "unsuitable," China ordered tickets for the Beijing and Shanghai concerts be refunded. (Read more China stories.)

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