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Little River Band Show Cancelled Over Upfront Payment Dispute

by Paul Cashmere on March 28, 2015

in Live,News,Noise Pro

A concert by the current configuration of Little River Band in Salem, North Carolina has been cancelled after the band allegedly demanded full payment up front from the venue.

North Carolina based Ray Road Presents Inc has issued a statement explaining the cancellation of Little River Band’s show at the Reynolds Auditorium on April 3, 2015.

Problems started with Ray Road Inc was served a Cease and Desist order. That was followed by a demand from Little River Band management for payment in full by March 26, one week prior to the show.

Ray Road Inc’s statement explains, “On Thursday March 26th the company received a written demand from Little River Band’s management that they be paid in full by Friday March 27th. With the copyright issues and potential lawsuits we had no guarantee the band would show up. Paying them in full removed the incentive for them travel to Winston Salem. It did not resolve their copyright issues or the Cease and Desist Order. Their demand was not only unreasonable, but uncustomary. No artist gets paid in full before they show up, rehearse and take the stage. We could not take the risk of turning people away the night of the show. We opted to protect our ticket buyers and offer a refund.”

The current Little River Band does not contain one original member. The recent issues started with the non-original band were booked to perform for the Jimmy Fallon show to mark the 40th anniversary of LRB despite no-one from the current line-up being in the band at the start.

Following objection from founding member Glenn Shorrock, Jimmy Fallon cancelled the band’s performance.

The current status of Little River Band is that the name is now owned by one-time member Stephen Housdon who no longer performs with the band. (Housden left the touring band in 2006). The current line-up features Wayne Nelson who joined LRB in 1980. Nelson left the band in 1996 and returned in 1999.

There have been no original members in Little River Band since 1999.

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