Singer Liam Gallagher and several other members of the British rock band Oasis and its entourage were held for questioning after a fight that left Gallagher with several broken teeth.
Gallagher’s injuries over the weekend forced the band to cancel concerts in Munich on Sunday and Hamburg on Monday.
Munich police said they’d detained three members of the group, including Gallagher and drummer Alan White, and two of their bodyguards on suspicion of assault, resisting arrest and damage to property.
All were released Sunday afternoon after posting bail. Munich prosecutor Anton Winkler said his office would decide before the end of the year whether to press charges.
Witnesses told police the clash began early Sunday in the disco of the Muenchner Hof hotel, where the band was staying, when the band members were drunk and started pushing each other.
One of them fell against a table where five Italians were seated, police said witnesses told them. When the Italians tried to remove the musician, the rest of the band reportedly pounced on them.
Hotel security separated the two sides and asked them to leave, then called police when the fight resumed outside.
Police spokesman Christoph Reichenbach said Gallagher kicked an officer who was kneeling down “in the chest with full force,” and the officer was slightly injured.
A statement on the band’s Web site Monday said “several members of Oasis and their entourage were the victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of youths in a Munich club.”
“Liam Gallagher sustained facial injuries, including several broken teeth, while two of the group’s security guards were forced to seek hospital treatment, one after being knocked unconscious,” the statement said.
Oasis became hugely popular in the mid-1990s. Their 1995 album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and became the second-best selling album in British history.