Later this year, the musical “All Out of Love” will be staged in Perth and Singapore. The stage production will feature Air Supply music and a script by Canadian playwright Jim Millan. Hitchcock views the theatrical piece as another avenue for people to be exposed to Air Supply’s music.
It’s music Hitchcock said he gets as big a thrill singing today as he did 30 years ago.
“There’s a great audience out there for us all over the world that receives us very well every time we play,” Hitchcock said. “I still feel good physically, as does Graham. We still sound really good. We think there’s no reason not to do it. In fact, in the last 15 or 20 years, the most time we’ve had off is probably a couple of weeks at a stretch.”
Doing shows, Hitchcock gets to see the work he’s been doing for more than half his life be well-received.
“People genuinely love the songs,” he said. “They’ve always connected with them in a very deep and passionate way. There’s such a great thrill to be backstage every night. Obviously you can hear the audience mumbling and doing all of that stuff. And when the house lights go down, to hear the response there before you play a note — that’s priceless for us.”
If you want to go
The Air Supply concert at The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart, is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $39 to $69.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website www.thelerner.com. The Lerner box office can be reached by calling 574-293-4469 or 800-294-8223.