6:43pm PT by Ashley Cullins
Journey Sues Monster Products Following Canceled Performance
Don't stop believin' — and definitely don't stop payment on a contract with Journey.
The band is suing Monster Inc. for breach of contract, after its performance at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show was canceled in favor of a cheaper band, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court.
The current iteration of the iconic group inked a $500,000 pay-or-play deal with the electronics company, but after the performance was canceled the payment was never made, claims the suit filed by Journey's attorney Howard King.
King claims Journey confirmed in October the deal with Broken Arrow Music Marketing, on behalf of Monster, and a month later the performance was canceled because the beverage company didn't have the funds they had anticipated.
Monster gave Journey an apology but no payment, claims the suit.
Journey is suing for the $500,000 it says it was guaranteed, plus pre-judgment interest and the costs of the lawsuit.
May 13, 9:30 p.m. Correction: A previous version of the story identified Monster beverages as the defendant in the lawsuit.