Reduced Royalties. Does anyone know how reduced royalties would come into play on the previous VH tour? Record companies love reunion tours and will gladly underwrite the cost. The record companies slap together a new greatest hits/best of CD and tie the tour into the CDs promotion. Te band could be paid in commission for increased record sales based on the royalty agreement already in place. As for performance revenue, I dont see how this ties into royalties as once the tour is over, that revenue streams technically stops. After Live8, guitarist David Gilmour was concerned that record sales of his band, Pink Floyd, spiked upward. He did not want to profit from Live8 and wanted this spike to be calculated and donated to Live8. As that for Van Halens reduced royalties tour that this spike in sales for previous records as well as their new (at the time) best of record were taken into account in Michael Anthonys contract. That is, he would receive limited financial benefit from the tour?