Air Supply To Play Worcester
Their unmistakable sound and romantic ballads helped to define the music of the '80s. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, better known as Air Supply, come to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts for one night only on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now to theatre members and go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m.
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia, and became instant friends. They made the single "Lost in Love" in one afternoon, and it shot to number one on the national charts. After signing with Arista Records in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all the charts. Their second single, "All Out of Love," went up the charts even quicker.
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 ten million copies.
The trademark sound of Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Russell's simple, yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. In 1983, "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album, which soared past seven million copies.
In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2015 and continue to delight audiences all over the world.
Tickets to Air Supply start at $39.50, with VIP packages available. Discounts are available to members of The Hanover Theatre and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.
About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits ("Les Misérables," "Jersey Boys"), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Donny Osmond) and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After eight seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre's acquisition of 551 Main Street houses new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level.
Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Conservatory. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.