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Little River Band To Perform In Geneva

Australian ’70s-era harmony rock group Little River Band will appear in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street. General admission tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 7:00.Little River Band was the first Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base.Within eight months of their birth, LRB had already scored three Australian Top 20 singles and two Top Ten albums. In 1976, after their self-titled debut album was released in the USA, the long grind of 13 US tours in eight years had begun.By 1982 they became the only act – from anywhere – to have a top ten US single for six consecutive years.Headlining their own major shows in America, and touring internationally with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, America, and the Eagles was a huge learning curve that honed LRB into one of the finest live bands in the world.Record success ran alongside – total record sales around the world have eclipsed the 25 million mark. Sixteen hit singles by 1985, as well as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum album sales awards. All-told LRB have notched up eight top 10 singles in the US, where just two of their songs, “Reminiscing” and “Lady,” have more than 8 million radio plays between them. Other hits include “Lonesome Loser,” “Cool Change,” “The Night Owls,” and “Take it Easy On Me.”Through the years LRB has thrived as a highly respected and constantly in-demand outfit, going about their craft with a dedication to excellence and professionalism that few, if any, can match.Last year alone more than 100 shows were played out from New Zealand to Canada, with the USA covered as never before. From Portland to Fort Lauderdale and New York to LA, fans of the band were treated to an entertaining mix of classic songs and new material, delivered as always with that trademark LRB blend of impeccable vocals, soaring harmonies, kick-ass playing and the unmistakable feeling of a band really enjoying itself.LRB continues to look to the future, and according to guitarist Stephen Housden, an LRB mainstay for 25 consecutive years, “the band is sounding better than ever and can’t wait to get back on stage each night.” Capacity crowds across America and beyond continue to attest the enduring appeal of Little River Band.Tickets are available at The Smith box office, by calling 315-781-LIVE or toll-free 866-355-LIVE, and online at www.TheSmith.org. This show is presented in cooperation between the Smith Opera House and Finger Lakes Arts Grants and Services.The Smith Opera House is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the City of Geneva, the Town of Geneva and by contributions from individual supporters.

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