19 Years Ago Today, Oasis Kickoff Brotherly Love Tour with 12 Songs

Written by Asal Shah / Photography by: Jeffrey Mayer / May 12, 2020

In the midst of brotherly feuds, the Tour of Brotherly Love was created. That's right, your favorite rockstar siblings, Oasis, The Black Crowes and Spacehog, all banded together to embark on a North American Tour. The pairs of brothers featured: Noel and Liam Gallagher, Chris and Rich Robinson, Royston and Antony Langdon, respectively. The name of the tour was actually a nod to the fact that the brothers were (are) infamous for fighting both in and out of public.
Black Crowes reminisce on Brotherly Love Tour
The tour kicked off on this day, May 11th, in 2001 at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. It's not Thursday but this "Setlist History" is truly the ultimate throwback.
Each band performed a 12-song set, made up of their best hits and new material at the time. Oasis had released their fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants a year prior, and they included two tracks off the LP on their setlist: opening song "Go Let It Out" and "Gas Panic!"
Oasis also unleashed several gems from the vault on kickoff night:
  • "Columbia" was performed for the first time since 1996
  • "Morning Glory" was performed for the first time since 1997
  • "Fade Away" was performed for the first time since 1995
  • "Slide Away" was performed for the first time since 1998
And their set closer, a cover of The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus," was performed for the first time since 1998. Albeit shorter than their normal sets, the tour's setlist was still a gold mine for Oasis fans with the addition of those deep cuts.
Check out their kickoff setlist here:
Their setlist stayed the same on most of the 21 dates of the tour, with the exception of "Some Might Say" which they replaced with "Acquiesce" for the remainder of the trek.
Spacehog were supporting their third album release Hogyssey at the time, which dropped a month prior to the tour. The Black Crowes had just released their sixth studio album Lions, so half of their setlist was made up of those tracks.
Most nights on the tour, Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer of Oasis, along with the Langdon brothers, would join The Black Crowes for their encore to perform a cover song. On kickoff night, they did Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well."
Oasis + Black Crowes covering The Stooges on 6/11/2001
Check out TBC's setlist below:
The Black Crowes
While Oasis hasn't reunited since disbanding in 2009, and Spacehog hasn't released an album since 2013, The Black Crowes announced their third reunion in 2019.
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