Peter Murphy thrown out of own show in Sweden reportedly for throwing bottles at audience
Onetime Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy was ejected from his own show Wednesday night in Stockholm, Sweden, reportedly for throwing a bottles into the crowd. As Slicing Up Eyeballs notes, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on the incident (translated text):
The world-famous goth rock star Peter Murphy, 61, was thrown out by organizers from his concert at Nalen in Stockholm on Wednesday night. The rejection was preceded by throwing bottles from scene that injured a concert visitor in the face. When Murphy threw out, he ended up fighting with the guards.
Someone in a 4AD Facebook group posted the photo above from outside the club with Murphy being held on the ground by what appears to be authorities or the security staff. Another translated report from Swedish website Gaffa:
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.
Fan video posted on the show’s Facebook event page shows Murphy, during “Stigmata Martyr,” kicking a floor light and throwing water bottles into the audience. Posters to the event page also say Murphy was upset over sound or other technical issues, as well as people talking loudly during the show.
The Stockholm show was part of Murphy’s tour with David J celebrating Bauhaus’ 40th anniversary. While neither Murphy or David J have made a statement, the concert promoter has:
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 Nalen and others in the audience.
You can watch video of “Silent Hedges” from earlier in the Stockholm show, below.
Back in 2016, Murphy got into a fight with security staff in Boston when a bouncer was eating a burger near the stage during his show.
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