Photographer says Danzig and security guards beat him up after show in Montreal

Glenn Danzig is no fan of photographers.

At his show during Rock & Shock Horror Movie & Music Convention in Worcester over the weekend, signs were plastered all over the Palladium prohibiting photography of any kind, and the singer’s massive security guard stood at the side of the stage all night, pointing his flashlight at anyone who raised a camera or phone in Danzig’s direction. Nothing out of the ordinary went down, and the show went on — and finished — without incident.

That, apparently, can’t be said for Danzig’s show last night at Le Métropolis de Montréal. One fan, Irish photographer Neil Dalton, alleges that Danzig and his security assaulted him after the gig, and posted a photo of his bloody grill to Facebook to prove it.

Dalton writes:

So I went to Danzig last night. Including the 100 dollars I spent on his merch plus the tickets time of work and traveling to Montreal to see him this is the price you pay for taking a photo of Danzig. He called me up on stage got got his pussy security guards to rough me up and held me back me back so he could hit me himself. Cops can’t do fuck all because we’re both not Canadian and they did it off camera and said I fell .could all my friends please share this because I want the world to know what a pussy the guy is.superjoint fucking ruled tho

Metal Injection posted about this incident earlier today, and has since followed up with five accounts from those who claim to be at the show. One source, who wished to remain anonymous, seems to corroborate Dalton’s story, but shines a bit more light on the situation and doesn’t exactly paint the photographer as an innocent dude who caught the wrath of Glenn Danzig for taking a quick pic on his iPhone.

Here’s that alleged witness account, via Metal Injection:

I went outside just before the encores to wait and meet Glenn. I was sitting on the steps outside Metropolis, when I seen a couple of security guards carrying a guy outside. The guy was Neil Dalton. Danzig’s bodyguard came outside and began threatening Neil. Neil yelled back and was calling the security and bodyguard pussies and made his claim that he spent all that money to see Danzig.

After about ten minutes of arguing with the bodyguard and being pushed around by him, Neil finally took off. [Neil] re-entered the venue after being told not to come back. That’s when things got ugly and sure enough Neil got tossed back out this time bloodied up and shoeless. He kept instigating the security and bodyguards by yelling names at them and not leaving like he was told.

Right after the show ended, Glenn came running out and engaged Neil and threw a kick to Neil’s ribs, and connected. He also swung a couple punches that missed before security got Glenn on his bus. Glenn kept calling Neil a motherfucker

Again, there is a whole lot of “he said” / “he said” shit going on here. We reached out to Danzig’s publicist for any sort of comment on the matter, and we’ll update this post if we hear anything further.

In the meantime, read our interview with a very accommodating and friendly Glenn Danzig here, and note that his Blackest of the Black Tour continues tomorrow night, October 20 at the State Theatre in Portland before hitting New York’s Best Buy Theatre on Wednesday. Recap the full dates here.

Stay tuned.