Oasis Postpones Remaining German Dates
Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow nightOasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow night (Dec. 4) in Dusseldorf and Thursday (Dec. 5) in Bremen have been put off, as Gallagher will require further medical attention.
"The damage to Liam's teeth is worse than it first appeared," reveals a statement on the group's official Web site, "and he will have to return to the U.K. for surgery before he will be able to perform again."
As previously reported, the group had postponed two previous shows -- Sunday in Munich gig and last night (Dec. 2) in Hamburg -- following the incident. It is unclear whether Gallagher, who "sustained facial injuries" and lost several teeth, will be well enough to appear during the group's eight-date December U.K. tour, which is set to kick off Sunday in Cardiff, Wales.
Gallagher and drummer Alan White were initially detained in Munich after the incident but were released after posting bail. Prosecutors are looking into whether to press charges for assault, resisting arrest, and damage to property following the fight, during which police said Gallagher kicked a police officer.
The group had been touring in support of its fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Epic), which debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200 in July and has sold 112,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.