IT was the final date of their triumphant anniversary tour but for rock giants Oasis, last night's Glasgow gig may have been their last in the city where they were discovered.

With persistent rumours of their impending break-up, a packed Barrowland was only too willing to welcome the Gallagher brothers back ''home''.

Oasis were discovered by Alan McGee, supremo of Creation Records, when he saw them play at King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut in Glasgow in 1993.

He signed the band almost immediately and they turned out to be the musical phenomenon of the 1990s.

However, the road to success was rocky, peppered by on-and off-stage tantrums involving brothers Liam and Noel. By December 1994, Liam Gallagher was walking off stage at Barrowland after only three songs, leaving Noel to complete the gig as lead vocalist.

In April 1995, drummer Tony McCarroll was sacked after a punch-up in Paris with Liam. As Some Might Say went straight in at number one, snarling arrogance regularly developed into drug-fuelled rampage.

In October 1995, (What's The Story?) Morning Glory? rushed to the top of the charts but the band were ejected from a cross-Channel ferry for drunkenness after their first European tour.

At Saturday night's show in Glasgow, the band strolled on stage for singer Liam to toast around 1900 fans with what he claimed was a ''cup of tea'', while Noel held his fist against his chest.

The band arrived north of the border after playing two dates apiece at the Shepherd's Bush

theatre in London and the Apollo theatre, in their home city of Manchester, to celebrate 10 years together.