AIR SUPPLY



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Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8 p.m.

VENUE: Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre

Scroll down for Dinner on the Veranda menu.
Call the Box Office to add dinner to your ticket purchase!

With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple of early-'80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply, for most intents and purposes, was the duo of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell; other members came through the group over the years, yet they only functioned as backing musicians and added little to the group's sound. Hitchcock and Russell met while performing in a Sydney, Australia, production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1976. The two singers formed a partnership and with the addition of four supporting musicians -- keyboardist Frank Esler-Smith, guitarist David Moyse, bassist David Green, and drummer Ralph Cooper -- Air Supply was born.

For several years, the group gained no attention outside of Australia, earning one significant hit single, "Love and Other Bruises." Their first international exposure came in the late '70s, when Rod Stewart had them as his opening act on a North American tour. Air Supply signed a record contract with Arista in 1980, releasing their first album by the end of the year. Lost in Love, their debut, was a major success in the U.S., selling over two million copies and spawning the hit singles "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," and "Every Woman in the World." The following year they released their second album, The One That You Love. The title track became their only number one hit and it also featured two other Top Ten hits, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" and "Sweet Dreams." With their third album, 1982's Now and Forever, their popularity dipped slightly -- it only had one Top Ten hit, "Even the Nights Are Better," and the other two singles, "Young Love" and "Two Less Lonely People in the World," scraped the bottom of the Top 40. Air Supply released a Greatest Hits collection in 1983, featuring a new single, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." The single spent two weeks at number two while the album peaked at number seven and eventually sold over four million copies. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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TICKET PRICES : $98 / $79 / $59 | Members: $89 / $72 / $54

Dinner on the Veranda is available for $25 and served 90 minutes prior to the concert!

Advance dinner reservations can be made until 4pm the day before the concert. Some walk-ups may be available.

  • Mixed green house salad with fresh vegetables, house baked croutons, and shredded cheese with Ranch and Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Roasted New Potato Salad with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Fresh Sliced French bread and butter
  • Rosemary and Lemon Marinated and Grilled Breast of Chicken
  • Herb crusted and roasted Tri-tip of beef, chef carved to order
  • Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille
  • Lemon wedge potatoes
  • Assorted cookies and brownies

Free shuttle service available from West Valley College, Lot 5.

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