Air Supply at Resorts World

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Air Supply is performing once again at Resorts World Manila on August 7, 2014, at 8:00 P.M. This time, the popular duo will be at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Also, they will be  performing with the special participation of world-class Filipino artists like Mark Mabasa, JV Decena, Lilibeth Garcia and Lucky Robles. For those of you out there, who are not quite familiar with Air Supply, let’s take a look at how the duo started and get to know them once again by heart.

Air Supply Manila Concert

The popular ’80s duo, Air Supply will serenade Manila soon.

Air Supply Then and Now

Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo. Those soothing singing voices behind the popular ballad song like Two Less People in the World are both natives of Britain. From the onset of their illustrious singing career, Russell Hitchcock is the vocalist and Graham Russell is the duo’s guitarist. Over the years, they had proudly produced a couple of emotionally-stirring hits worldwide which included 8 songs that landed as one of the Top 10 Hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. Remarkably, they were deservingly inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association as Hall of Famers in December 2013.

Air Supply all started when Chrissie Hammond, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell met in May 1975 while they were performing in the Australian production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Hammond and Hitchcock on vocals and Russell on guitar, they formed a harmonious vocal group in Melbourne, while performance was still showing. Hammond left the group to form Cheetah and he was replaced by Jeremy Paul on bass and vocals in 1976. Hitchcock, Russell and Paul formed the Air Supply. The group’s first single Love and Other Bruises was released in November 1976 and it peaked at No. 6 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart in January 1977. Their second album, The Whole Thing’s Started was released in July 1977. Incidentally, this classic album of theirs have spawned the singles Do What You Do, That’s How the Whole Thing Started and Do It Again.

From then on, their kind of music has become a phenomenal success. In early 1978, their magnificent lineup was comprised of Hitchcock, Russell and Macara with George Terry and Joey Murcia on guitar, George Bitzer on keyboards and Harold Cowart on bass guitar. In 1981, the band released The One that You Love, this was produced by Russell, David Foster and Harry Maslin with the title track issued as a single which had soared up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also featured two Top 5 hits Here I Am and Sweet Dreams respectively. Similarly, their single I’ll Never Get Enough was released in Japan and likewise achieved the Top 10 status. In 1982, Now and Forever was released with the same lineup and their popularity has soared even higher. Therefore, their succeeding album had excellently produced another Top 5 hit songs like Even the Nights are Better and two other Top 40 singles, Young Love and Two Less Lonely People in the World.

In 1983, their Greatest Hits album was released. It contained a new single which was entitled Making Love out of Nothing at All. Unexpectedly, this song became their biggest hit ever spending 3 weeks at No. 2 and it eventually sold over 7 million copies. In that same year, Air Supply got a rare opportunity to do their first ever live video, Air Supply Live in Hawaii. A year later, the song I Can Wait Forever was featured in a scene of the movie, Ghostbusters and it was also included in the said soundtrack album.

On August 21, 1989, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell entered the recording studio once again to record The Earth Is and it was immediately released in 1991 by Giant Records under Warner Bros Records. It contains their hit singles, Without You, Stronger than the Night. and Stop the Tears. Hence, this particular album has sold more than one million copies. Subsequently, it was followed by The Vanishing Race in 1993 which was supported by the hit single Goodbye. Again, it was heartwarmingly produced by David Foster. Although this song was not that popular in the US, it was overwhelmingly praised and had even gained a humongous following outside the country especially in Asia wherein it capped the #1 slot.

Hitchcock and Graham’s immeasurable popularity continued to soar in Asian countries coinciding with the release of Now and Forever: Greatest Hits Live, a CD and DVD recording of their live concert in Taiwan. It stayed on top of the album charts in Asia for about 16 weeks. With such a huge success, they continued to tour around Asia and in different US concert venues. Come 2006, they released an acoustic album while they also prepared for the release of their first studio album. In 2010, they had released Mumbo Jumbo, the duo’s first recording after eight long years.

This year, marks Air Supply’s timeless memories and concert extravaganza together as a band. With all these unforgettable hits, it is really a must see musical rendezvous that we must not dare miss.

Concert Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices are as follows:

  1. Price Zone 1– P13,585.00
  2. Price Zone 2– P11,411.40
  3. Price Zone 3– P9,237.80
  4. Price Zone 4-P7,064.20
  5. Price Zone 5– P4,890.60

Let Air Supply reminisce your good old and favorite love songs, which made you and your significant other treasure your sweet memories together all over again. See you there.

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