8:00PM Fri, Mar 9, 2018
Venue: The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608Contact:
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The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple, yet majestic songs create a unique sound forever known as Air Supply. It is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. The duo made a single titled "Lost in Love" in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! After signing with Arista Records in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Their second chart-topping single was "All Out of Love." Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums "Lost in Love," "The One That You Love," "Now & Forever" and "The Greatest Hits" sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. Air Supply was the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan and countless other countries that would not previously allow pop music across their borders. In 1983, they recorded "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" by Jim Steinman, which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on "The Greatest Hits" album, which soared past 7 million copies. "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love," "Sweet Dreams" and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 and continues to delight audiences all over the world. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $85 depending on seat location. A VIP package is available for $159.00 and includes an invitation to the soundcheck, a meet and greet with the artists and a swag bag. Discounts are available for theatre members and groups of ten or more.