Happy to be ’never cool’

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

HONEY-VOICED soft rock icons Air Sup­ply launch their Aus­tralian tour on the Gold Coast with a show at Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino on Wed­nes­day. The award-win­ning duo, com­poser Gra­ham Rus­sell and vo­cal­ist Rus­sell Hitch­cock, have sold more than 20 mil­lion al­bums dur­ing their long ca­reer. Hitch­cock (pic­tured) jokes their pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ship has ‘‘out­lasted four of my mar­riages’’. ‘‘We thought Love and Other Bruises was a spe­cial song and would be a hit,’’ he says. ‘‘And it was. But to imag­ine a ca­reer that is 38 years long this year, to see the num­ber of shows we’ve played, the sales we’ve had – it’s un­be­liev­able.’’ Air Sup­ply will take au­di­ences on a trip down mem­ory lane on their Hits & Mem­o­ries tour, per­form­ing hits from through­out their ca­reer in­clud­ing All Out of Love, The Power of Love (You Are My Lady), Lost in Love, Ev­ery Woman in the World and Two Less Lonely Peo­ple in the World. Now based in the US, Rus­sell and Hitch­cock first per­formed to­gether in the 1975 Aus­tralian pro­duc­tion of Je­sus Christ Su­per­star, which starred Mar­cia Hines, be­fore they formed Air Sup­ply later that year. Hitch­cock and Rus­sell will fi­nally be in­ducted into the Hall of Fame at this year’s ARIA Awards in Syd­ney on De­cem­ber 1. ‘‘We were never cool,’’ Hitch­cock says. ‘‘We were the un­coolest band in the world.’’

Air Sup­ply play Jupiters The­atre on Wed­nes­day.

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