G R A H A M
R U S S E L L
For LEGENDARY HITMAKER'S
A I R S U P P L Y
Graham Russell & 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.
After the shows’ performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, “Love and Other Bruises” and “If You Knew Me” and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style.
They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans but did not break the U.S. market.
Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including “Lost in Love” which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York.
Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was “All Out of Love,” and that went up the charts even quicker.
Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had 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.
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.
However, it is the live shows that always hold audience’s captive around the world. “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.
TOUR DATES 2019
2/22 THE VINE AT DEL LAGO Waterloo, NY
2/24 CENTRO DE BELLAS ARTES LUIS A. FERRE San Juan,
3/1 BLUE GATE THEATRE Shipshewana, IN
Sat 03/02/2019 Air Supply MGM Grand Detroit Detroit, MI
Sun 03/03/2019 Air Supply Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL
Fri 03/15/2019 Air Supply Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA
Sat 03/16/2019 Air Supply Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA
Fri 03/22/2019 Air Supply Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
Sat 03/23/2019 Air Supply Bergen Performing Arts Ctr. Englewood, NJ
Fri 03/29/2019 Air Supply The Cabot Beverly, MA
Fri 04/05/2019 Air Supply Saban Theatre Beverly Hills, CA
Sat 04/06/2019 Air Supply Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
Fri 04/12/2019 Air Supply Wilson Center Wilmington, NC
Thu 05/02/2019 Air Supply Thalia Mara Hall Jackson, MS
Fri 05/24/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom Las Vegas, NV
Sat 05/25/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom Las Vegas, NV
Sun 05/26/2019 Air Supply The Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom Las Vegas, NV
Sun 07/28/2019 Air Supply Cain Park Cleveland Heights, OH
Sat 08/17/2019 Air Supply Libbey Bowl Ojai, CA
Thu 10/24/2019 Air Supply Thalia Mara Hall Jackson, MS
TUESDAY MARCH 5TH 2019
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
On INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS