Peter Murphy, onetime frontman of goth rock band Bauhaus, has found himself in a spot of bother while performing live in Sweden.
Murphy, who is touring alongside David J as part of the Bauhaus 40th anniversary celebrations, is said to have become upset at sound issues and people talking loudly in the audience.
The 61-year-old, allegedly growing more and more infuriated, reportedly proceeded to throw glass bottles into the crowd which is said to have injured at least one member of the crowd who was hit in the face. Furthermore, the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter claim that a series of bottles hit and destroyed the mixer table which resulted the end of the show.
“At eight o’clock, Stigmata Martyr began to throw glasses and bottles against the mixer table. four to five pieces, of which some bottle is right into the bar. Dangerous. A few songs later he threw another glass and it hit the middle of the mixer table. All the lights in the table were red, so it was finished for the evening,” says Janne Hallman.
The above image captured Murphy being physically removed from the venue where, it is claimed, the musician then allegedly assaulted the bouncers.
While no statement has been released from Murphy or David J, the organisers of the event have spoken to condemn the ‘seriously unacceptable’ behaviour:
“With one more song planned, the artists tour manager and technician decided to end yesterday’s concert with Peter Murphy since technical equipment had been destroyed due to incidents we at Nalen take very seriously. The artist acted in an unacceptable way towards the audience and our staff. We are currently trying to sort the situation out. If anyone in the audience got injured in any way, we would like you to contact us and report to the police. We also want to say thanks to the guests who helped us at and others in the audience.”
Here’s a clip from the show… without the drama: