OASIS have pulled the rest of their German tour as the damage to frontman LIAM GALLAGHER’s teeth is “worse than it first appeared”.
The Oasis singer suffered facial injuries and several broken teeth after he and his entourage were the victims of an “unprovoked attack” by a gang of youths in a Munich hotel (December 2). A show in the city was subsequently postponed.
A date at the Hamburg Colorline Arena (December 2) was pulled yesterday, and today (December 3) the group have postponed the rest of the tour. Liam will return to the UK for surgery.
A statement reads: “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 UK for surgery before he will be able to perform again.”
The shows affected are at the Dusseldorf Philipshalle (December 4) and Bremen Pier 2 (5).
There is no mention of whether Liam’s injuries will cause problems for the band’s UK tour, which starts at the Cardiff CIA on (December 8). However, a spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that as far as they were aware, the shows were going ahead as planned.
As previously reported, two of the band’s security men, who were with Oasis, both needed hospital treatment. The youths fled before police arrived. Drummer Alan White was the only other band member involved in the brawl and he escaped without injury.
Liam Gallagher and his entourage were arrested and taken to the police station where they were questioned about the incident. German police have claimed Liam kicked a police officer during the fracas.
A police spokesperson told BBC news that one of the officers who attended the incident was “kicked in the chest with full force by Liam Gallagher, the frontman of the band, and suffered minor injuries”.