Shambolic ex-Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy is in hot water with the Swedish police for hurling bottles from the stage at his own show at Nalen in Stockholm last night.
According to Swedish news site Aftonbladet, the 61-year-old singer, currently touring to mark 40 years of Bauhaus with original bassist David J, became violent and uncontrollable to the extent cops had to remove him from the venue and physically restrain him.
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“[Murphy] went berserk on stage,” reported Aftonbladet, “crashing a lamp as well as attacking fans and venue staff with with different items.”
It’s alleged that Murphy “had walked off the stage at the end of the show complaining about the feedback in his earpiece. He had come back seemingly calm but suddenly started to throw glasses and bottles towards the mixer board, leaving a fan with scars in his face.”
After the show stopped, Murphy went to his dressing room but was asked by the organisers to leave the venue.
"Shortly after this he came back and started to argue with our staff,” said a clearly shaken spokesperson for the venue. “[He was] acting threatening and aggressive. At that time there were also fans left at the venue, probably waiting to get an autograph,"
"When he started to threaten our guests and shouted at them, our security staff decided to take him out. The artist wasn't happy but rather aggressive and hit one of our staff in the face, which is why they decided to take him down to the ground."
Murphy is seen in photos in a brawl with the security staff outside of the venue.
“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 Nalen and others in the audience.”
Murphy has since declined to comment, but according to fan-shot footage at the time he remarked "Fuck you, you fucking Swedish.
"Don't fucking touch me."