LA welcomes back it's prodigal son. It was bound to happen sooner or later considering that son is now backed by Live Nation. Honestly, it's about time Los Angeles, let's get over it and move forward with our electronic music legacy that belongs to the City of Angels. Hell, we practically invented this scene... just kidding New York, London, Chicago, Berlin, SF... etc.
The LA Weekly Reports.
With the longtime blessing of Mayor Eric Garcetti, it was probably only a matter of time before raves flooded back into the core of Los Angeles.
Many of you are saying, Hallelujah!
Insomniac, the nation's largest rave promoter, took its signature Electric Daisy Carnival events to Las Vegas in 2011 after the death of a 15-year-old girl who had sneaked into EDC at the taxpayer-owned L.A. Memorial Coliseum the previous year sparked political controversy.
Raves were essentially shut out of the Coliseum and its sister venue, the L.A. Sports Arena, and prosecutors targeted promoters, including Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella, for a public corruption case that included allegations of paying a Coliseum manager under the table for smooth access to the facility. The case is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 1, a district attorney's spokeswoman said.
In the meantime, it looks like Insomniac & Exchange are back in central Los Angeles with a large-scale electronic dance-music event for the first time since the Coliseum scandal inspired it to move EDC to Las Vegas in 2011.
Rave veteran Kaskade is scheduled to perform at the city-owned L.A. Convention Center on May 7. It appears to be the first rave like event to take place at the facility.