Oasis Postpones More German Dates, Police Say Liam Gallagher Kicked Officer

By | December 5, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Oasis has postponed two German concerts, following a brawl in a Munich hotel over the weekend. The English band has postponed its November 4 show in Dusselfdorf and a date in Bremen, Thursday December 5.

The postponement of the shows came after the group had already postponed appearances in Munich Sunday and in Hamburg on Monday. The further postponement came about because the band’s singer, Liam Gallagher, required further medical attention after sustaining facial injuries and several broken teeth in the nightclub fight.

A official statement on the band’s website (oasis.net) says: “Following the events of last weekend, Oasis have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the remaining dates on their German tour. The damage to Liam’s teeth is worse than it first appeared and he will have to return to the U.K. for surgery before he will be able to perform again.”

As previously reported, the Oasis entourage said they were “the victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of youths” who were revealed in a police report to be Italians at a neighboring table in the nightclub. Police allege the band members began brawling among themselves, one of them fell into the Italians’ table, and a larger fight ensued, at which point local police were called in.

Gallagher, drummer Alan White, the band’s DJ Phil Smith, and two security guards were arrested early on Sunday, December 1 and later blood-tested for drunkenness.

German police told the BBC that Gallagher kicked an officer in the chest “with full force” during the fight in a Munich hotel, but will likely not face further charges after paying 100,000 euros ($100,000) bail and being released

However, if there is a prosecution, the English singer with a reputation for trouble could face two years in prison and the bail money could be kept as a fine.

Guitarist brother Noel Gallagher is said to have been in bed at the time of the incident, according to a band’s spokesperson.

The postponed shows are expected to be rescheduled. Oasis still plans to begin a new U.K. tour, in Cardiff, Wales on Sunday, December 8.

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