Air Supply set to perform at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

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From a Lake Michigan College Mendel Center media release:

The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs will fill the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center on Saturday, September 27, when Air Supply takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Their 1980’s albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies, making them one of the top musical acts of that decade.

Russell and Graham met in Australia in 1975 and bonded over a shared love for The Beatles. They soon gained a reputation for great harmonies and for the original songs that Graham was constantly writing. Their first single, “Love and Other Bruises,” went to the top of the Australian charts in 1976, and they toured that year with Rod Stewart in Australia, the US, and Canada.

But Air Supply didn’t break into the US market until 1980, when music industry executive Clive Davis heard “Lost in Love” and signed the group to Arista Records. From there, Air Supply quickly soared to the top of the charts.

In 1982, after seven top-five singles, Air Supply had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top-five singles. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 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.

Air Supply has released 25 albums, including their most recent, “Mumbo Jumbo,” in 2010.

Tickets for Air Supply start at $39 and are available by calling the LMC Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 or visiting www.lmcmainstage.org. A cash bar will be available one hour before show time. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact Mike Nadolski at (269) 927-8109 or mnadolski@lakemichigancollege.edu.


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