Australian soft-rock group Air Supply returns to The Orleans Showroom for three shows during Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4, 5 and 6.
Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 while performing in the Australian production of the celebrated musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Later that year, the duo formed Air Supply and released their first hit and self-titled debut album, reaching gold in Australia. This year, after decades of successful music making, Air Supply commemorates its 40th anniversary by continuing to entertain music aficionados around the world.
After opening for Rod Stewart’s tour in the U.S. in the late ‘70s, Air Supply had an international breakthrough and signed a distribution deal with Arista Records in 1980. Their album, “Lost in Love,” featured three U.S. top five singles, including the title track, which was the fastest-selling single in the world; “Every Woman in the World,” and “All Out of Love.”
Over the next three years, Air Supply produced hit after hit, including “Just Another Woman,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even The Nights Are Better” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” which reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1983. They released “Mumbo Jumbo” in May 2010, and the single “Sanctuary” in December 2011.
With 30 albums and more than 15 hit singles, Air Supply is one of the best-known soft rock groups in the world. In 2008, Air Supply was named #83 on Billboard’s Top 100 musical acts of all time, making them the only Australian band on the list.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.