Little River Band lands at Proctors with 40th anniversary tour
Australian hit-makers Little River Band helped define the sound of the late 70s and early 80s, with a distinctive, hooky, laid-back sound that dominated radio and paired well with international touring mates like The Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, America, Heart, Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.
Little River Band makes its Proctors debut, 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, as part of its 40th Anniversary Tour, with special guests The Slim Kings (featuring long-time Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto).
A limited number of $100 VIP packages are available, which include premium seating and a pre-show photo opportunity with the band.
Little River Band was the first Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base.
Within eight months of their birth, the group had already scored three Australian Top 20 singles and two Top Ten albums. In 1976, after their self-titled debut album was released stateside, Little River Band began an epic stand of 13 U.S. tours in eight years. By 1982 they became the only act—from anywhere—to have a top ten U.S. single for six consecutive years.
Record success ran alongside the tour bus, with global sales eclipsing the 30 million mark—16 hit singles by 1985, as well as gold, platinum and multi-platinum album sales awards! The band’s U.S. singles include the classics “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Help Is On The Way” and “Happy Anniversary”—“Reminiscing” and “Lady” alone share more than nine million radio plays between them.
The Little River Band of 2016 is stronger than ever and performs between 125-150 shows a year in the U.S., Canada and overseas. The band is anchored by American bass player Wayne Nelson, who began his LRB career in 1980. The following year, Nelson debuted as lead vocalist on the top ten hits “The Night Owls” and “Take It Easy On Me.” He continues in that role today, having more years of service than anyone throughout the band’s illustrious history.
From Seattle to Miami, and New York to LA, fans of the band are treated in concert to an entertaining mix of classic songs and new material, delivered as always with that trademark LRB blend of impeccable vocals, soaring harmonies and tight playing—and the unmistakable feel of a band truly enjoying itself onstage.
Little River Band at Proctors is a co-production with Mohawk River Promotions.
Tickets, $25-$45, go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Box Office at Proctors.