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Tickets released for Air Supply concert

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First Federal of Van Wert proudly presents soft rock legend Air Supply in concert Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio.

With its 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 5 singles.

Air Supply
Air Supply

Air Supply is a duo comprised of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell. 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.” Air Supply’s 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 its first album by the end of the year.

Lost in Love, their debut album, was a major success in the U.S., selling over 2 million copies and spawning the hit singles “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” and “Every Woman in the World.” The following year Air Supply released its second album, The One That You Love. The title track became the group’s only No. 1 hit and the album also featured two other Top 10 hits, “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)” and “Sweet Dreams.” With its third album, 1982’s Now and Forever, Air Supply’s popularity dipped slightly — it only had one Top 10 hit, “Even the Nights Are Better,” while 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 No. 2 while the album peaked at No. 7 and eventually sold over 4 million copies.

Ticket just released for the highly anticipated concert on February 6 range fro $30-$60, while the date has changed from the originally scheduled one. Order online at NPACVW.ORG or by phone at 419.238.6722, Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.

The Willow Bend “Prime Rib Dinner & A Show” special is featured for this event. Dinner reservations can be purchased online or by phone in conjunction with event tickets.

Supporting sponsors include Dark Horse Productions, WERT 1220/WKSD 97.7, MIS 103.3 and 1150 WIMA.

The Niswonger is located at 10700 Ohio 118 on the south edge of Van Wert.

POSTED: 11/14/15 at 8:42 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News