Little River Band coming to Greeneville10:50 am | January 20, 2014
Little River Band, one of the great vocal bands of the ’70s and the ’80s, will perform at Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong, on the way to a performance. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian bands. Their new focus was to receive airplay on U.S. radio stations, and they achieved that goal with great songwriting, powerful vocals and guitar harmonies.
Between 1976 and 1983, Little River Band had amazing U.S. music chart success including the following singles:” It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Man On Your Mind,” “We Two” and “The Other Guy.”
Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. The band also set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years, making the group the first band to achieve that mark. According to music licensing company BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on U.S. radio stations, and “Lady” is close behind with over 4 million airplays. Little River Band was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.
The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the volume of hits from LRB’s history.
Little River Band will perform at NPAC in historic downtown Greeneville. Tickets are $40 for orchestra and mezzanine level seating and $30 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 638-1679. NPAC offers online seat selection and no-fee ticketing. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The 1,130 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.npacgreeneville.com.