Wednesday, 3 July 2013

International multi-Platinum soft-rock icons, Air Supply, return to Australia

                         SAT 7 DECEMBER     PALAIS THEATRE MELBOURNE

International multi-Platinum soft-rock icons, Air Supply, return to Australia for three concerts at the State Theatre Sydney on Friday 29 November, Palais Theatre Melbourne on Saturday 7 December (with Very Special Guest John Paul Young & The All Stars) and Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 8 December, as part of their Hits & Memories Tour.

The prolific partnership of composer Graham Russell and vocalist Russell Hitchcock was conceived almost four decades ago when they met in Sydney on the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar.   Instant friends through a shared love of The Beatles and music, they began performing original songs with one guitar and two voices in cafes and nightclubs, following their evening theatre commitments.

Air Supply has since produced eight global hits, seven of which equalled The Beatles run of consecutive top five singles, amassed sales of over forty million albums and is a constant on radio programming.

Graham is honoured with two BMA Million-Air Certificates which recognise over three million radio plays for Lost in Love (1980’s Song of The Year and fastest selling single worldwide) and All Out of Love, while The One That You Love, Sweet Dreams and Making Love Out of Nothing At All, are well on the way to reaching that achievement.   Other singles to dominate the charts are Every Woman In The World, Love and Other Bruises, All That You Want, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Two Less Lonely People in The World, Even The Nights Are Better, Without You, The Power of Love (You Are My Lady) and Here I Am (Just When You Thought I Was Over You).

Air Supply first found international audiences opening for Rod Stewart and now hold enthusiastic fans captive in huge venues on their own lavish tours, which have smashed attendance records. 

Career highlights include pioneering new markets as the first Western act to tour to China, Taiwan and other countries not previously open to our pop culture, performing in Havana to an audience of 175,000 the night before Hurricane Dennis lashed Cuba, participating in Australia’s Bi-Centennial celebrations in the presence of HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Diana and an induction into the New York Ride of Fame campaign - where the Gray Line bestows a bus in honour of exemplary community figures.

Air Supply is one of our most successful acts, performing 150 shows around the world annually and are delighted to be heading ‘home’ at the end of the year, after commitments in the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Hong Kong, USA, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Burma, Japan, Chile, Canada and more. 

You’ll be Lost in Love with the rich, beautiful melodies and soaring harmonies from the legends of soft rock and power ballads, Air Supply, at the State Theatre Sydney on Friday 29 November, Melbourne Palais Theatre on Saturday 7 December and Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 8 December.