Liam Repaired, Oasis Returns To The Road
Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled.Oasis returned to the stage last night (Dec. 8) in Wales to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled. Vocalist Liam Gallagher lost two teeth in the fight on Dec. 1, leaving him unable to sing in two scheduled German shows. But dentists were able to repair the damage, allowing the final, British leg of the two-month tour to go ahead as planned. On-stage last night at the Indoor Arena in Cardiff, Liam dedicated the band's hit "Live Forever" to his missing teeth.
Older brother Noel seemed unimpressed with Liam's behavior. "Liam's got his teeth back for Christmas and we're back in business," he told yesterday's News of the World newspaper, which carried a picture of Liam showing off his new teeth. "My concern is for his voice... I really don't know what we're going to do about his drinking and behavior -- we've been here before but I really don't want to be here again."
Munich police said Liam and two other Oasis members got into a brawl with other patrons at the five-star Bayerische Hof hotel. Liam was released on bail but could still face charges of causing grievous bodily harm, disturbing the peace, destroying property, and resisting arrest, German police have said.
Munich state prosecutor Anton Winkler told Reuters Gallagher might also simply receive a summary fine that would close the case if it were accepted.
It is not the first time an Oasis tour has been interrupted. In August, the group postponed sell-out shows in the U.S. after Noel, bass player Andy Bell, and keyboard player Jay Darlington were injured in a head-on car crash in Indianapolis. In 2000, Noel walked out of the group's world tour after a bust-up with Liam, canceling four French concerts. And the band's 1996 U.S. tour, for which Liam was an early no-show, was eventually abandoned after reports the brothers had split after a hotel fist fight.
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