Oasis have always been popular in the states, though their following was never as insane here as in Britain. But face it, even if they aren't putting out records on par with their past triumphs, they still remain that gigantic band; their backstory is filled with the kind of legendary dramas and storied infighting that makes a band stand out in addition to their musical contributions to the history of rock 'n' roll. And on this tour they're bringing some high-profile friends—Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, fresh off the release of Cardinology. Needless to say, there will be more than enough rock-star posturing and brooding to fill the Target Center. Beyond the reputation Adams has cultivated for himself in the music press, the man is still a musical genius and a dreamboat. And as for Oasis, they have cemented themselves as Brit-pop icons, despite what one may think of their billowing egos.
Wed., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., 2008