Boycott of Mansour Concert at Club NOKIA

Sayeh Hassan
by Sayeh Hassan

As many readers may be aware NOKIA has provided the Iranian regime with a "monitoring center" that enables security forces to tap cell phones, scramble text-messages, and interrupt calls. NOKIA's new surveillance system has enhanced the regime's ability to crack down on dissent during recent protests.

Given that NOKIA has made it much easier for the Islamic Regime to crack down on Iranian dissidents, I was quite surprised and disgusted to find out that Mansour a well known and popular singer was going ahead with a previously scheduled concert at Club Nokia. The concert took place last night Saturday September 26th 2009 at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles.

According to “Boycott Mansours’ Concert at Club NOKIA” web page on facebook freedom loving Iranians protested in front of Club NOKIA, and many more Iranians boycotted the concert.

I have always been a huge Mansour fan, I attend his last two concerts in Toronto, not to mention many of his CD’s which I’ve bought. However by holding a concert as Club NOKIA Mansour has made it clear that he does not care about Iran and Iranians. He has held a concert at the expense of the blood of young Iranians who are fighting for freedom in Iran.

I for one will not forget this betrayal and will never attend another Mansour concert or buy another one of his CD’s. I know many other Iranians feel the same, artists need to know that betrayal of the freedom movement in Iran will not be tolerated by Iranians abroad.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran



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It's my understanding from

by Sayeh Hassan on

It's my understanding from the website that organized the boycott that Mansour was offered free legal assistance to try to change his contract and change the place of the concert.

Also given the recent developments and the fact that NOKIA has played at least some part in the crackdown against Iranians it is my personal opinion that it is highly inappropriate to have a concert at a club called NOKIA.   


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Ari Siletz

Thank you Abarmard, Kaveh

by Ari Siletz on

For finding out and publishing the facts.

Kaveh Nouraee

The Name of the Club is Misleading

by Kaveh Nouraee on

As Abarmard mentioned, Nokia paid the venue's owners for "naming rights". AEG also operates Staples Center and numerous concert and sports venues. Qualcomm Stadium is owned by the City of San Diego. FedEx Field is owned by the Washington Redskins.

It also bears mentioning that for the most part, artists do not get involved in the details of booking a venue for a performance. In order to have any influence in selecting venues based upon social or political reasons, you have to be a band like U2, for example.


Does the club belong to Nokia?

by Abarmard on

Normally a name is one time payment and the club is not necessarily owned by the name! similar to any stadiums.

Here is what I found:

Club Nokia is operated by Goldenvoice, AEG Live's Southern
California-based regional division, which hosts the most critically
acclaimed music festivals in the U.S. Goldenvoice created and operates
the award-winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as
well as Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival.