Noel Gallagher almost blew the start of the Oasis American tour after losing his passport. He realized his passport was missing shortly before he was due to board a flight to the States.
Noel’s blushes were saved when the US embassy pulled out all the stops to get him a working visa almost instantly.
Oasis are due to kick off their north American tour in Fort Lauderdale tonight.
Noel had a spare passport, as is common practice for many bands, which is kept in a safe at the offices of his management company but he had to get another visa to allow the band to play on US soil.
A spokeswoman for Oasis said “These things can take up to six weeks but the staff managed to turn it around in just two hours. Time was against them and they are really grateful to the US Embassy for doing it so quickly. If they hadn’t been so quick, we don’t know what the band would have done. I’m sure they will be dedicating the show to the US embassy tonight.”
Oasis will tour the US before crossing into Canada and then heading on to Japan.