The rock group Scandal was formed in 1981 in New York City. The original members are: Patty Smyth (singer), Zack Smith (guitarist), Benjy King (keyboardist), Frankie La Rocka (drummer), Ivan Elias (bassist), and Keith Mack (guitarist). Paul Schaeffer and Jon Bon Jovi were both briefly members of the group. Scandal started out as an opening act for such artists as the Kinks and Hall & Oates. The band released a self-titled debut EP in 1982; this EP beget the modestly successful hit songs “Goodbye to You,” “Love’s Got a Line on You,” and “Hands Tied.” Scandal issued the album “The Warrior” in 1984; the rousing title track peaked at #7 on the Billboard pop charts and the album sold over a million copies. The follow-up single “Beat of a Heart” stalled at #41 on the Billboard pop charts in 1985. The group broke up that same year. In 2004 Scandal got back together and embarked on a small reunion tour in 2005. Two members of the band are sadly no longer with us: Bassist Ivan Elias died of cancer at age 45 in 1995 while drummer Frankie La Rocka passed away from complications following open heart surgery on May 11, 2005.
How to book Scandal?
Email, call or fill out our contact form below. We will get in touch with you to go over some preliminary questions about your event. Following our initial consult we will reach out to Scandal’s agent for availability and an accurate quote. To book we will send you an offer authorization form for the artist to accept. Once accepted we’ll get the final contract and deposit together to confirm your show!
How much does Scandal cost?
Scandal’s performance fees vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including: date, type of event, distance from previous/next event (routing), length of performance and more! Any website that lists an artist’s fee can be off by tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While we are happy to give ballpark guidance, all quotes we send you are the true numbers established by Scandal’s agent.
What happens after I book with you?
Following your confirmed booking we will schedule planning meetings for all of the details and logistics. Our parent company, Contemporary Productions, can handle everything from the artist’s sound, lights and instrument rental to managing your entire event. We can also staff your event with a Contemporary Booking coordinator to ensure all parties are happy and that the show goes off without a hitch!
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