Air Supply flying in for the Silver Queen Ball
December 22, 2011
Woodland resident and co-founder with Russell Hitchcock of the multi-platinum-selling band Air Supply said he is looking forward to the band’s gig during the Silver Queen Ball at the Montage Deer Valley.
The event that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, is a fundraiser for the Park City Museum.
"One of the board members mentioned the fundraiser back in April or May to me and asked if the band would be interested in doing it, and I said, ‘Yeah, why not? Let’s do it because it will be a lot of fun,’" Russell told The Park Record. "(The venue) is a nice hotel and hopefully they can raise a lot of money for the museum."
At first the museum wanted Russell to do an acoustic set, and then expanded to having both him and Hitchcock play together.
"I said, ‘Why don’t we bring the whole band in?’" Russell said. "So, that’s what we’re going to do."
Russell said it is important for him and his bandmates to do something for the community.
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"First of all, it’s a great museum," he said. "I’ve been down there many times and the first time I went, it took me by surprise because of what they’ve done to that already beautiful building. They do a great job there."
Secondly, Russell wanted a chance to play in Park City.
"We don’t play that often here, and I felt if we’re going to be seen, I wanted us to be seen in a good light," he said. "We always play in Wendover or play St. George now and again, but not very often around here and I want people to know Air Supply is very much from around here."
Russell said those who attend the fundraiser should come prepared to rock.
"People who haven’t seen us before live will be surprised," he said. "They usually think Air Supply is something other than what it is. They don’t think it’s a rock ‘n’ roll band. They think it’s just two guys singing with an acoustic guitar, but nothing could be further than the truth, if you know what I mean."
The band, which is preparing to release a new live DVD in February, will play a set comprised of their hits and a new single called "Sanctuary," that was released a couple of weeks ago and is available at http://www.airsupplymusic.com
"We’re going to pretty much do our regular show," Russell said. "It won’t be the full show, which runs about two hours, but we’ll be play 90 minutes and we’ll thrown in the new song.
"It’s going to be a great night," he said.
For more information about the Silver Queen Ball, visit http://www.parkcityhistory.org