CHILLICOTHE — Author Rhonda Nelson will be joined by her husband, Little River Band’s lead singer Wayne Nelson, to promote her new book, "A Different Life," with an acoustic tour in December. The Nelsons, who celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1, will be joined on the tour by two members of Little River Band, Greg Hind and Chris Marion.
Rhonda will share behind-the-scenes stories from A Different Life in between Little River Band hits such as “Cool Change,” “Lady,” and “Reminiscing.” The set list will also feature songs from the group’s holiday album, A Little River Band Christmas. The presentation will be similar to a songwriter’s night, with Wayne and Rhonda providing a glimpse about what life on the road is really like.
It will be a busy month, as the tour will include two Christmas performances with the full lineup of Little River Band. These dates include Dec. 2 in Delray Beach, Florida, where the Nelsons live, as well as Dec. 12 in Nashville, which is Rhonda’s hometown. These performances are part of the Little River Band’s annual Carols by Candlelight performances, which are inspired by a holiday tradition in Australia. Both concerts will benefit children’s organizations in their respective cities. In addition, the last book event on the tour will visit Wayne’s hometown of Chillicothe, Illinois, on Dec. 15.
In each book event market, Rhonda, Wayne and Little River Band members will stay after the show for autographs and photos. Rhonda relaunched her social media presence in 2017 with the Instagram account, @rhondaraves. Her website is RhondaRaves.com. Her debut book, "A Different Life," includes family recipes, introductions to members of Little River Band, and memories from her life.
Tour dates include:
Friday, Dec. 15: Chillicothe, Illinois
A Special Evening With Rhonda Nelson & Wayne Nelson at The Town Theatre
Tickets are $20 for general admission. Purchase tickets by clicking here.