Concert Announcement: Air Supply is Coming to Iowa
You'll be able to sing along with one of the most successful groups of the early 1980s with their #1 hit, “The One That You Love” and and other Billboard Top 10 signature songs like “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” because they've just announced a concert date in Iowa.
Air Supply will return to the Five Flags Center in Dubuque for a concert on Saturday, May 22. The venue has confirmed the details of the concert after multiple postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the Air Supply concert, with special opening guest Elizabeth Mary, are currently on sale through the Five Flags Box Office and online at FiveFlagsCenter.com.
The last time I saw Air Supply was when they performed at the Adler Theatre back in August of 1993. If memory serves me correctly, Stephen Bishop and Cristopher Cross opened for the Australian duo. I think my very first Air Supply music purchase was their album on cassette, although it easily could have been an 8 track.
This time Elizabeth Mary will open for Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. Read more about Mary at the end of this article.
It's been about 40 years since the band has performed in Dubuque. Air Supply last graced the Five Flags Center stage in July of 1982, while supporting “The One That You Love.” That show followed another Five Flags performance by the group just ten months earlier. The two shows drew a combined crowd of more than 6,600 people.
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met back in 1975 during rehearsals for a stage production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Australia. After mild success in Australia in the late 1970s, the group broke out in the United States in 1980 with the release of their album ‘Lost in Love,’ which sold more than three million copies. They followed that up with two more platinum albums – 1981’s ‘The One That You Love’ and 1982’s ‘Now and Forever’ – plus their gold-certified self-titled effort in 1985.
Elizabeth Mary wrote her first song, "I Have a Dream,” at age 10 and has been pursuing that dream ever since. At age 22, Elizabeth became lead singer for the well-known local band, Zero 2 Sixty. Elizabeth earned a loyal fan base with her powerful vocals and energetic performances during an eight-year run with Zero 2 Sixty.
Elizabeth Mary fills her schedule playing 130+ solo acoustic and full band shows annually in the Tri-State Area. She had shared the stage with many national acts including Clint Black, Black Hawk, Collin Raye, and Lorrie Morgan.
Tickets for the show are on sale now.
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