Italian Promoter Didn’t Breach Peace

Barley Arts chief Claudio Trotta has been found not guilty of breaching the peace after his 2009 Bruce Springsteen show at Milan’s San Siro Stadium overran curfew by 22 minutes.

Although the venue curfew was broken, a Milan court found July 1 that it did not constitute a breach of the peace.

Under Italian law, Trotta, who pleaded not guilty, could have been jailed for a month. He said the fact the case was brought showed “a serious lack of respect” to both Springsteen and himself.

He particularly resented the chief prosecutor’s suggestion that Springsteen had been paid extra money to play longer.

The acquittal comes shortly after Vittorio Quattrone was cleared of a similar charge relating to a Lenny Kravitz concert at the city’s Subsonica Civic Arena.