US promoter sues over cancelled Tiësto gig

By | Published on Wednesday 1 September 2010

A US gig promoter is suing the city of Los Angeles after a planned Tiësto concert, due to be held at the LA Convention Center next month, was cancelled.

Another event organised in LA by Insomnia Inc earlier this year, called the Electric Daisy Carnival, caused some controversy when a fifteen year old girl who got into the eighteen-plus event died of an Ecstasy overdose. Eighty others were arrested, mainly on drugs offences. It is thought the city’s decision to cancel the Tiësto gig is linked to that event.

But Insomnia say the cancellation of the gig is unfair because the promoter has organised five previous Tiësto concerts in the city all of which have passed without incident. They are suing for breach of contract.