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Air Supply brings the love to Tel Aviv

The Aussie eighties duo books two performances in December

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Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell performing in the Philippines (photo credit: Paul Chin CCA-SA)
Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell performing in the Philippines (photo credit: Paul Chin CCA-SA)

They’re the band that critics and peers love to mock, and they may hold the distinction of being the songwriting duo who used the word love in more songs than any other duo. Now it’s official: Eighties soft rock band Air Supply is coming to Israel.

Tickets went on sale Sunday morning for the December 12 and December 14 Tel Aviv performances of the Aussie eighties band. The performances will be produced by Udi Appelboim and will take place at Tel Aviv’s Charles Bronfman Auditorium.

It’s not the first time Air Supply is coming to Israel. The band, made up of guitarist Graham Russell and vocalist Russell Hitchcock, was here in 2011, when they performed at the Ra’anana Ampitheater.

The duo are best known for their brand of soft rock love songs such as “I’m All Out of Love” and “Even The Nights Are Better.” The two met while performing in a local 1975 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Their first Australian hit was “Love And Other Bruises.” Air Supply hit the American pop radio airwaves in the early 1980s after “The One That You Love” went to number one of the pop charts.

Air Supply has had 11 Top 40 hits in the US, five of which had the word love in the title. They have sold more than 40 million albums.

Just prior to their Tel Aviv stop, the duo will be inducted into Australia’s ARIA hall of fame on December 1.

Tickets are priced from NIS 199 to NIS 649, and are available at the Leaan Sh’Tivchar website.

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