Air Supply New Zealand "Hits & Memories" Tour Announced

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Air Supply New Zealand "Hits & Memories" Tour Announced

Multi-platinum artists, Air Supply, today announce that they will be returning to New Zealand in December for three hit-filled concerts as part of their Australasian ‘Hits & Memories’ Tour.

Tickets to their concerts at CBS Arena Christchurch on Tuesday December 3, St James Theatre Wellington on Wednesday December 4, and The Civic Theatre Auckland on Thursday December 5 will go on sale this coming Sunday with a pre-sale through the Sunday Star Times then are open to the general public from 9am Monday, 2 September.

The prolific enduring partnership of composer Graham Russell and vocalist Russell Hitchcock was conceived almost four decades. Instant friends through a shared love of The Beatles and music, they began performing original songs with one guitar and two voices in cafes and nightclubs, following their evening theatre commitments.

Air Supply has since produced eight global hits, seven of which equalled The Beatles run of consecutive top five singles, amassed sales of over forty million albums and are a constant on radio programming worldwide.

Graham has been honoured with two BMA Million-Air Certificates that recognise over three million radio plays for Lost in Love (1980s Song of The Year and fastest selling single worldwide) and All Out of Love, while The One That You Love, Sweet Dreams and Making Love Out of Nothing At All, are well on the way to reaching that achievement. Other singles to dominate the charts are Every Woman In The World, Love and Other Bruises, All That You Want, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Two Less Lonely People in The World, Even The Nights Are Better, Without You, The Power of Love (You Are My Lady) and Here I Am (Just When You Thought I Was Over You).

Air Supply first found international audiences opening for Rod Stewart and now hold enthusiastic fans captive in huge venues on their own tours, which have smashed attendance records.

Career highlights include pioneering new markets as the first Western act to tour to China, Taiwan, and other countries not previously open to our pop culture, performing in Havana to an audience of 175,000 the night before Hurricane Dennis lashed Cuba, participating in Australia’s Bi-Centennial celebrations in the presence of HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Diana and an induction into the New York Ride of Fame campaign - where the Gray Line bestows a bus in honour of exemplary community figures.

Air Supply perform over 150 shows around the world annually and are delighted to be returning to New Zealand at the end of the year for their first shows here in 13 years, after commitments in the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Hong Kong, USA, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Burma, Japan, Chile, Canada, Australia and more.

Enjoy a memorable evening of timeless classics with the rich, beautiful melodies and soaring harmonies from true legends of soft rock and power ballads, Air Supply.