Hailing from Manchester, England, Oasis is masterminded by the infamous Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel. From their meager start (most band members were on the dole in 1991), the band quickly topped the album and singles charts at home, where they became a huge concert draw early on.

Once claiming that they would be bigger than the Beatles, Oasis earned a global recognition though their music and tabloid headline antics. The Gallaghers verbally and physically abused each other, concert audiences pelted the band with garbage, and Noel refused to tour outside the U.K. last summer, but the music continued.

Having completed six albums, Oasis are back in the studio and their new album is scheduled for release next year.

Tickets for the anniversary gigs will go on sale August 18, in remembrance of their first show. Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, hosts the first two of six gigs, starting October 7. They’ll be in Manchester at the Apollo August 10-11, and then finish up in Glasgow at the Barrowlands August 13-14.

The band has no plans to bring the party to America but at least the Gallaghers got through their most recent Stateside trek – the Tour of Brotherly Love with the Black Crowes – without anyone quitting the band.

Naysayers were sure there would be at least one good row (between Oasis and the Crowes, even) before that road trip ended. But there was no drama this time out – only a successful tour with a high percentage of sold-out shows.