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Lionel Messi forms 'Oasis' tribute band

sports Updated: Aug 01, 2010 13:43 IST
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Football star Lionel Messi has formed an 'Oasis' tribute band and is all set to tour with the group in Europe.

The Argentinian footballer performs as guitarist Noel Gallagher in the group and has also recruited a Barcelona team-mate to play singer Liam but does not want to admit who it is yet, The Sun reported online.

"Our disguise is based on how Oasis looked in the mid-90s. We have our wigs, clothes and glasses sorted. I also spent a lot of time getting the mannerisms right," Messi said.

The 23-year-old footballer insists his band will tour soon and said he has invited Noel to see them play.

"We'll visit the UK. If you're at a pub or club where we are performing and see past our disguises there'll be a decent prize in it for you," Messi said.

British band 'Oasis' broke up in August last year, as Noel announced his departure from the band after a backstage altercation with brother Liam before a festival appearance.