Air Supply—a group that continues to inspire waves of romantic frenzy across the globe—performs a night of soft rock March 31 at North Central College.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $50, $40 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock—founding members of the duo known as Air Supply—met in 1975 during rehearsals for a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia. The two instantly bonded with a common love for two things: The Beatles and singing.
The duo started their career low-key by playing pizza parlors, coffee bars and nightclubs but quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and performing Russell’s original songs. After opening for Rod Stewart, the pair garnered their own success with the record “Life Support.” The album featured the timeless hits “Lost in Love,” which became the fastest-selling single in the world, and “All Out of Love.”
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 and Forever” and “The Greatest Hits” sold more than 20 million copies. “Lost in Love” was named Song of the Year at the 1980 Grammy Awards and, along with other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
The hit-making duo celebrates its 36 years together with “Mumbo Jumbo”—their first studio recording of original material in eight years. Among the 14 tracks, the first single “Dance With Me” earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled “Still Supplying the Hits After 35 Years.” Visit airsupplymusic.com to learn more.
USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).