Australian soft rock band Air Supply are bringing the 80s to Cape Town with a performance at GrandWest on April 24.
Having produced some of the world’s all-time favourite 80s rock tunes, Air Supply will perform hits such as ‘Making Love Out of Nothing at All’ and ‘All Out of Love’ live for the first time in South Africa.
Consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Australian Russell Hitchcock, Air Supply was formed in Melbourne in 1975 and rose to prominence in the 1980s with their string of worldwide hit songs.
Their first single, ‘Love and Other Bruises’, was released in Australia in 1976, peaking at number 6 on the Australian charts. Following this success, Air Supply released their self-titled debut album in 1977, which they took on a national tour.
They released their second album, ‘Love and Other Bruises’, in 1979, featuring the promising track ‘Lost in Love’, which caught studio executives’ attention. ‘Lost in Love’ was remixed and expanded into a same-titled album that gave rise to three Top 5 singles in the US, including the title track. The famous ‘All Out of Love’ debuted on this album.
The group followed up their early success by releasing two albums in quick succession in the early 1980s, ‘The One That You Love’ in 1981 and ‘Now and Forever’ in 1982, which also featured hit songs. ‘Making Love Out of Nothing at All’, still one of the band’s most famous tunes, was released on their ‘Greatest Hits’ album in 1983.
Since then, the band has released 10 studio albums, including their most recent, 2010’s ‘Mumbo Jumbo’. Air Supply was inducted in to the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame at the end of 2013, to the band’s honour and delight.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available through www.computicket.com, priced between R265 and R495.