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Little River Band to Open LMC Mendel Center Mainstage Season

August 26, 2013

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The 2013-2014 Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage season will kick off in classic rock style when Little River Band takes the stage on Saturday, September 28, at 8 p.m.

Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.

Little River BandBetween 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included “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 one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years; the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio, and “Lady” is close behind with over 4 million airplays. Little River Band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 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. In July, the band released a new single, “The Lost and Lonely.” It is dedicated to the troops all over the world fighting for freedom, and is the first single taken from the 2013 album Cuts Like a Diamond, scheduled for release on August 27.

Tickets for Little River Band are available by calling the LMC Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 or visiting www.lmcmainstage.org. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact Mike Nadolski at (269) 927-8109 or mnadolski@lakemichigancollege.edu.   

Super Hits 103.7 COSY-FM is sponsoring the LMC Mendel Center Mainstage performance of Little River Band.

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The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is located just 40 minutes from Kalamazoo and South Bend on the Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus in Benton Township, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24).

 

The LMC Mendel Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before show time. Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone at (269) 927-1221, or online at www.lmcmainstage.org.

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