- $22 for one G-Pass to see Air Supply (up to $45.05 value)
- When: Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: rear orchestra section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Air Supply performing "Lost in Love" live in 2012
Since the dawn of music, artists have painted heartbreak and desire with palettes of melody, struggling to create the perfect love song. When done right, it strikes a chord that resonates within the hearts of millions. It's a daunting task, but for Australian soft-rock legends Air Supply, writing love songs is as easy as breathing.
In 1975 songwriter Graham Russell and singer Russell Hitchcock met at a rehearsal of Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney. As the gents bonded over their shared love of singing and of The Beatles, they uncovered the ethereal harmonies that later defined the Air Supply sound. From one guitar and two voices to a full-fledged band, the Russells climbed the ladder of success in Australia, but didn't jump over to America’s rungs until 1980. Then Arista released their breakthrough album, Lost in Love, and the title track became the fastest-selling single in the globe, gracing the ears of radio listeners like a warm kiss. With Russell Hitchcock's sugarcoated tenor pouring over Graham Russell's chiming six string, the band rivaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top-five singles as smashes such as "Every Woman in the World" and "All Out of Love" made Americans want to hold hands in public again, even if it was against the law.
After 38 years, Air Supply still romances the world and supplies new sonic valentines with albums such as 2010's Mumbo Jumbo and their latest singles, "Sanctuary" and "Everywhere." Live, the harmonies continue inducing goose bumps as the band finesses all of the greatest hits from their hearty songbook.
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock 'n' roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.