GREAT WHITE's performance rider contains no mention whatsoever of pyrotechnics being used during the rock group's current tour of clubs and small theaters, according to Court TV's The Smoking Gun web site. The Smoking Gun today (Feb. 21) obtained copies of the band's rider from two separate promoters who booked shows by the group during the past month. A third promoter, Domenic Santana, told TSG that the band set off a pyrotechnic display without his permission during a show in Asbury Park, New Jersey last Friday (Feb. 14), putting the "lives of a lot of people in danger." Santana, owner of the Stone Pony, said that he "had no idea" that pyrotechnics were part of the rock band's show and pointed to GREAT WHITE's standard performance rider, which makes no reference to pyrotechnic displays. Last night, at least 95 concertgoers were killed and 170 people were hurt at a West Warwick, Rhode Island show when the club erupted in flames following a pyrotechnic display during the group's opening song. Owners of The Station, the Rhode Island club where scores perished, this afternoon released a statement claiming that they, too, were never told about GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnic plans. View GREAT WHITE's performance rider/technical specs: page#1, page#2, page#3, page#4, page#5, page#6, page#7, page#8, page#9.
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