Air Supply Returns to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 while performing in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Later that year, the duo formed Air Supply and released their first smash hit and self-titled debut album, reaching gold in Australia. After opening for Rod Stewart's tour in the United States in the late '70s, Air Supply had an international breakthrough and signed a distribution deal with Artista Records in 1980.
Their album, Lost in Love, featured three U.S. top five singles, including the title track, which was the fastest-selling single in the world; "Every Woman in the World"; and "All Out of Love," which hit No. 11 in the United Kingdom's Top 40 charts. Throughout the next three years, Air Supply produced hit after hit, including "Just Another Woman," "The One That You Love," "Here I am," "Sweet Dreams," "Even the Nights Are Better" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," which reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 1983.
In the late 80s, with their music continually being heard, Air Supply began to tour in places that no one had been before with lavish productions. In South America and Asia, they became a part of everyone's life. In 1989, they recorded The Earth Is album selling over a million copies outside of the U.S. That album was followed by The Vanishing Race which again saw multi-platinum success.
Producing 30 albums and more than 15 hit singles, Air Supply has become a worldwide sensation, touring in Australia, Asia, India, the United States and the Caribbean. In 2008, as the only Australian band on the list, Air Supply was named No. 83 on Billboard's top 100 musical acts of all time.
Single tickets are priced at $45-$71 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.