Twisted Sister Explain Cancelled Troops Benefit Concert


December 14, 2007

On October 24, 2007, Twisted Sister signed a contract with Danny Peykoff, Niagara Distributing, for a performance scheduled to take place on December 14, 2007 at the Bren Events Center at UCI.

Mr. Peykoff represented himself on behalf of his company, Niagara Distributing to hire the band for a “corporate fundraiser.”

The band negotiated this appearance in good faith and was fully prepared to perform the show as contracted. The band flew to California from New York on Wednesday, December 12. Later that day, the band learned the performance had been cancelled through various postings on internet sites.

At no time did Mr. Peykoff contact the band or the band’s representatives directly with any notice of cancellation.

As is the nature with any professionally contracted live performance, deposits are kept if the promoter cancels the show, just as deposits are returned if the band cancels the show. In lieu of booking a concert in San Diego, the band committed to the contracted December 14, 2007 performance and was ready to perform.

Mr. Peykoff’s statements to the press are a complete distortion of the facts, and due to the inflammatory nature of his accusations, are potentially libelous.

A future statement from the band will be forthcoming.

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