HOB Sunset On Track

The House of Blues in West Hollywood. Calif., has reportedly made the grade in its city-ordered safety review following security concerns at the venue last year.

The passing grade is said to have kept the popular Live Nation-owned club from an involuntary closure, according to the WeHo News.

Live Nation spokesman John Vlautin told Pollstar that despite the situation, HoB was never in danger of being closed down.

“We have been responsive to the West Hollywood City Council’s concerns, just as we are in other communities around the country where our music venues are located,” Vlautin said.

HoB officials will provide the city with its concert schedule in advance as well as any schedule changes, and new booking software reportedly will give HoB staff access to detailed reports on artists booked at any Live Nation venue to check for potential trouble.

Venue GM Jim Uhl has reportedly been replaced, according to the News.

The West Hollywood City Council considered imposing sanctions such as suspension or revocation of the club’s license last October stemming from a Sept. 3 brawl during a Three 6 Mafia concert that involved about 100 people inside and outside the club.

One woman was injured and Sunset Boulevard was shut down until the melee was broken up.