OXFORD band Supergrass say they are “gutted” to have had to postpone their sold-out Saturday homecoming show over fears of the Omicron Covid variant.

The band, fronted by Wheatley singer-songwriter Gaz Coombes, announced this afternoon that they were cancelling the show at the O2 Academy Oxford, near their former home on Cowley Road.

The gig would have been their first in the city for 12 years.

The venue has advertised a rescheduled show for April 5, 2022.

In a statement, the band said: “We’re so sorry but but we’re going to have to postpone our December shows.

"A lot has changed over the last few days with the rise in Omicron cases. It’s been an incredibly tough call to make, but we feel to play these shows at this point in time would be the wrong thing to do for all concerned.

“We want to give you all the best show we can, everyone to feel safe, and for no fan to lose out at Christmastime due to all the uncertainty at the moment.


“We’re gutted to have to do this and we hope you all understand. All tickets remain valid. We can’t wait to see you all very soon.”

Supergrass, one of the biggest Oxford bands of all time, announced their secret homecoming show on Twitter last week, saying simply: “Very excited to announce our Secret Home Coming Show. Festive fun and our first for 12 years.”

Tickets went on sale last Friday and were snapped up by eager fans.

After taking a 10-year break in 2010 the band reunited for a tour in 2020, just before the first Covid lockdown.

The tour saw the band celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut I Should Coco, with packed out gigs across Europe and the UK – including two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The band have had a string of hits including Alright, Going Out, Sun Hits The Sky, Pumping On Your Stereo, and Moving.

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