Liam Repaired, Britain's Oasis Returns to Tour

By | December 9, 2002 at 12:00 AM

British rock band Oasis is to return to the stage in Wales on Sunday to finish a European tour after a brawl in a Munich bar forced two shows to be canceled.

Wildman vocalist Liam Gallagher, 30, lost two teeth in the fight on December 1, leaving him unable to sing in two scheduled German shows.

But a band spokesman said on Saturday dentists had repaired the damage and the final, British leg of the two-month tour would go ahead.

“The Oasis UK tour will therefore be going ahead as planned, starting this Sunday,” he told the band’s Web site (

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 Sunday’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.”

Gallagher was arrested last weekend after a fight that Munich police said pitted the singer and two other Oasis members against other patrons at the five-star Bayerische Hof hotel.

The 30-year-old was released on bail.

He could still face charges of causing grievous bodily harm, disturbing the peace, destroying property and resisting arrest stemming from the brawl, German police have said.

But 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 this year, the group postponed sell-out shows in the United States after the singer’s older brother, songwriter Noel Gallagher, bass player Andy Bell and keyboard player Jay Darlington were injured in a head-on car crash.

In 2000, Noel Gallagher walked out of the group’s world tour after a bust-up with Liam, cancelling four French concerts.

And the band’s 1996 U.S. tour was abandoned after reports the brothers had split after a hotel fist fight.

The brothers formed Oasis in 1991. The band released its first album “Definitely Maybe” three years later, which was billed as the fastest-selling British debut.

Sunday’s concert will be at the Cardiff Indoor Arena.

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