On August 19, #Liam Gallagher posted a tweet which has led many to wonder whether an Oasis reunion is imminent. Two weeks earlier, it was confirmed that his brother Noel and his band, the High Flying Birds, would headline the #We Are Manchester benefit concert at the Manchester Arena on September 9. The event is organised in aid of the families of the victims of the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert there on May 22 this year and marks the reopening of the venue. The tweet may just be Liam teasing but it has already sparked fevered speculation around the internet:

Is an Oasis reunion likely?

Noel and Liam Gallagher haven't been on speaking terms since Noel sensationally stormed out of a Paris dressing room quitting the band minutes before the band were about to perform at the Rock en Seine festival on August 28, 2009.

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The band's manager quickly issued a statement cancelling the gig and the following last date of the tour at the I-Day Festival, saying "the band does not exist anymore". Just two hours later, Noel issued his own statement on the band's official website saying, "It is with some sadness and great relief ... I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I could simply not go on working with Liam a day longer."

Since the dissolution of arguably the most important band of the '90s, Noel Gallagher has enjoyed a successful solo career under the moniker Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, releasing two highly successful and critically acclaimed albums, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Chasing Yesterday', in 2011 and 2015 respectively. He is confirmed that he and his band are currently working on a third album.

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Meanwhile, after the Oasis split, Liam Gallagher formed Beady Eye with Oasis mark 2 members Gem Archer and Andy Bell and released two albums, 2011's Different Gear, Still Speeding and 2013's BE. Beady Eye split in 2014 and he has recently embarked on a solo career. His debut solo album As You Were is due for release October 6, putting further doubts to the We Are Manchester Oasis reunion rumours.

Liam Gallagher's Noel-baiting tweets

Since Noel's untimely departure from Oasis, Liam Gallagher has posted a catalogue of incendiary tweets aimed at his brother. The latest of these tweets came on June 5, the morning after Liam performed at One Love Manchester, a similar benefit concert to We Are Manchester but organised by Ariana Grande herself. In the tweet, Liam derided his brother for not appearing at the event:

Taking these attacks against Noel into account, could Liam's latest tweet simply be yet another showing of contempt for his brother.

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To add to the doubt over Oasis reforming, whilst in conversation with Chris Moyles for Radio X on August 4, Liam Gallagher stated that he would "rather work in McDonald's mate or get hit by a fucking 18-wheeler at 100 miles an hour" than take part in an Oasis reunion. All we can do is wait with bated breath until Noel Gallagher takes to the stage at We Are Manchester on September 9.