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UK News Green Day Glasgow gig promoter sues stage firm for £1.3m over cancelled show

06:50  20 october  2019
06:50  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Green Day responded that they were “distraught” over the eleventh-hour quash. “ Glasgow , we are very sad to report that our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled . The local safety council, production crew, and concert organizers have deemed the stage unsafe for the fans and

Promoters said the show had been cancelled because "adverse weather conditions" meant it was In a statement on their website Green Day said they were "very distraught". They said the stage was Image caption The promoters announced the cancellation of the gig just half an hour before the

a group of people in a park: The scene at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park after Green Day's gig was cancelled in 2017 © Daily Record The scene at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park after Green Day's gig was cancelled in 2017

A music promoter is suing a stage building firm for £1.3million over the cancellation of a massive outdoor concert by Green Day.

Paul Cardow and his firm PCL organised the gig in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park in July 2017, which at the last minute due to heavy rain.

Now, Cardow has raised an action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh against Glasgow Stage Crew Ltd.

The firm, which is based in Winchburgh, West Lothian, was responsible for providing the stage for the concert, which was also due to feature Slaves, Rancid and The Skids.

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a close up of a logo: Heavy rain was blamed for Green Day's gig being cancelled in 2017 © Daily Record Heavy rain was blamed for Green Day's gig being cancelled in 2017

The £1.3million action is thought to cover compensation for ticket sale refunds and lost revenue from food and drink sales.

A preliminary hearing into the claim will be held in April next year, followed by a full hearing in May.

More than 30,000 fans had bought tickets at £70 each, which then had to be refunded.

The plug was pulled on the event just 40 minutes before the gates were due to open at 2pm.

PCL said it was no longer safe for the American band or support acts to perform due to the adverse weather.

At the time, it was reported that the decision to cancel was taken following an onsite meeting between health and safety officials, the band’s management and the promoters.

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But Green Day – led by singer Billie Joe Armstrong – hit out at the decision, telling fans they would have played if it was “raining sideways”.

It was due to be the Grammy award-winners’ first gig in Glasgow in seven years.

The action has been raised by another of Cardow’s firms, Autauric, which trades as PCL. Glasgow Stage Crew director Sean Monaghan, 38, confirmed they were being sued over the cancellation of the Green Day gig.

He added: “It wasn’t our fault. With it being in court, I can’t say anything more.

“The hearing is in May and we’re defending it all the way – 100 per cent.

a person standing in front of a fence: Heavy rain had hit Glasgow before Green Day's gig in 2017 © Daily Record Heavy rain had hit Glasgow before Green Day's gig in 2017

“The case will take its course and we will leave it up to the judge to decide.”

Last week, we revealed how a masked thug carried out an attack on a live music venue owned by Cardow.

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Green Day themselves commented: " Glasgow , we are very sad to report that our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled . Unsurprisingly, fans aren't too happy about the last minute cancellation in Glasgow . You can read some of the comments below

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Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt posing for a photo: US band Green Day are heading back to Glasgow next year © AFP/Getty Images US band Green Day are heading back to Glasgow next year

Cardow also operated the O2 ABC before it was gutted by the Glasgow School of Art blaze last year.

The 54-year-old has put on acts such as Ed Sheeran, Oasis and Katy Perry in the past 20 years. He also runs the music venue Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh.

Green Day will headline Bellahouston Park next June as part of their

Cardow declined to comment.

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