AIR SUPPLY Kicks Off The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s 22-23 Season
The iconic soft rock duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, who formed the band Air Supply in 1975, are currently touring North America, celebrating 47 years of making and performing the hit songs they are known and revered for. The band has only three Canadian dates on their fall tour, and one is right here in Burlington at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) on Thursday September 15th, at 8:00pm.
Although the show is selling out quickly, it is not too late for fans who grew up listening to top-40 hits like “All Out of Love” and “Lost in Love” to grab a ticket and join us at BPAC for this musical walk down memory lane. “Lost in Love VIP Experience” tickets provide fans with an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the band. Premium seating, an invitation to soundcheck and a private Meet & Greet with photo are included, along with a VIP Swag Bag.
“To be able to welcome audiences back to BPAC at full capacity, post-COVID, with a full line-up of programming, and having a seminal band like Air Supply kicking off our 2022/2023 ‘BPAC Presents’ Season is beyond thrilling”, says Executive Director, Tammy Fox. “Our entire team is incredibly excited to offer our patrons this rare opportunity to see a major group like Air Supply perform in an intimate environment like BPAC’s 720-seat Main Stage theatre, rather than in a huge arena-type venue. This will not only be the first time that Air Supply had graced our stage, but also the first time that they have performed in Burlington.”
Russell and Hitchcock met on the first day of Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals in Sydney, Australia in May of 1975. The two became fast friends, discovering much in common, including a love for the Beatles and both having ‘Air’ zodiac signs, hence the naming of their band Air Supply. After Jesus Christ Superstar performances, they would play coffee houses and local bars, until they were eventually picked up by CBS Records and signed their first record deal. In 1977 they opened for Rod Stewart on his North American tour, after first opening on his 1976 Australian tour. They took off from there, launching two of their greatest hits, with “Lost in Love” and “All Out of Love” topping the world charts in 1978 and 1980 respectively.
Even after 47 years, Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s majestic compositions continue to astound audiences with the sound and the songs that music-lovers around the globe will forever know and love, thanks to enduring legacy of Air Supply.
BPAC’s September 15th performance of Air Supply is sponsored by The Pearle Hotel in downtown Burlington.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre presents
September 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
BPAC Main Theatre
440 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario
Tickets can be purchased online or by telephone: 905-681-6000 | https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/air-supply/
Tickets: Regular $145 / Members $140 / VIP Regular $229 / VIP Members $224
The full schedule of BPAC Presents events is available here: https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/
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