Green Day Passes Judgment

As expected, Green Day will be allowed to play Carson, Calif.’s Home Depot Center October 8-9 despite the fact that the rockers were named on a list of artists who may not be appropriate for the venue.

A concert committee made up of venue representatives, the community and California State University, Dominguez Hills (where the Home Depot Center is located), passed a 5-1 vote April 15th paving the way for Green Day to perform at the 27,000-capacity stadium, according to Anschutz Entertainment Group spokesman Michael Roth.

“They found no objections to [Green Day], or how we have handled the last concerts,” Roth told Pollstar.

Apparently, the “list” was compiled about three years ago by center operator AEG and university officials who were trying to appease worried neighbors still traumatized from a 1990 Grateful Dead concert at the now-demolished Olympic Velodrome. The lists names acts including Marilyn Manson and rappers Eminem and Ice Cube.

“We’re very comfortable with this procedure,” Roth said.