With Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Iconic Australian pop/rock duo Air Supply will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles on August 30 with very special guest, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After playing pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices, their first single shot to number one on the national charts and Air Supply was born!
Air Supply has had seven top-five singles, and their albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits have sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
Known for such hits as "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. However, it is the live shows that always hold audiences captive around the world. They were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan, and countless other countries that before would not allow pop music across their borders. In 1983 they recorded "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" by Jim Steinman which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album which soared past 7 million copies.
In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2015 and continue to delight audiences all over the world.
Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. Mickey’s voice had become legendary after recording “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with the Elvin Bishop Band and he was planning to pursue a solo career. Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision as they recorded their first hit, “Jane”, almost immediately after getting together. Starship’s Knee Deep in the Hoopla album defined the eighties, featuring two #1 hits – “We Built this City” and “Sara” – and the album reached #7 on Billboard and went platinum. The band followed-up their initial success with another #1 single, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” featured on the soundtrack for Mannequin. As Starship continued to reach the top of the charts, MTV infiltrated pop culture and the band released videos for all of their hits that are still popular today. Starship music is featured in the soundtracks for “Rock of Ages,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Skeleton Twins,” and most recently on the popular TV series “Glee”.
- Thursday, Aug 30 Vina Robles Amphitheatre