AIR SUPPLY SET TO BE HONORED BY GRAY LINE NEW YORK'S PRESTIGIOUS'RIDE OF FAME™' CAMPAIGN OCTOBER 13-A PRELUDE TO TWO PERFORMANCES THAT EVENING AT B.B. KING'S, WITH THE 10 P.M. SHOW FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST JUSTIN SARGENT FROM BROADWAY'S 'ROCK OF AGES'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew York, New York- September 26, 2012- Still flying high 37 years into one of pop music's most successful partnerships, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply are getting ready to ride!
On October 13, the iconic duo will be inducted as the latest honoree in Gray Line New York's prestigious Ride of Fame™ campaign, the premier double-decker bus, motorcoach and entertainment companyвЂ™s new program designed to recognize and honor leading New Yorkers and iconic New York establishments. The company bestows a bus in their fleet to each honoree they identify as an exemplary community figure.
The presentation will take place at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Pier 78 (455 12th Avenue at 38th Street) at 3 p.m., where a custom decal displaying Russell's and Hitchcock's likenesses on the front of the vehicle will be unveiled.
Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in NYC on its signature double decker tour buses.
A new chapter to the prestigious Ride of Fame™ series will introduce the 'Immortal, It, Imminent' inductions to cement a time capsule for each celebrities respective recognition. Air Supply will be the inaugural "Immortal" inductee to the IIi.
A new chapter to the prestigious 'Ride of Fame™' series will introduce the 'Immortal, It, Imminent' inductions to cement a time capsule for each celebrities respective recognition. Air Supply will be the inaugural "Immortal" inductee to the IIi.
"This is a great honor for Air Supply, we are extremely proud to be a permanent part of New York City, the crossroads of the world!" says Graham Russell.
Russell Hitchcock comments, "New York is such a wonderful, iconic city that is close to our hearts, and we are very humbled by this honor."
"We're so thrilled that Air Supply is our inaugural inductee to the Ride of Fame IIi," said David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "A recognition well deserved for nearly four decades of great music and still going strong; that is what the IIi is all about. This special moment will be share by more than 50 million visitors to New York City from this day forward!"
Past honorees include: Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Joe Namath, Liza Minnelli, Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachael Ray, Henrik Lundqvist, Cyndi Lauper, Roger Maris, Marc Anthony, Kenneth Cole and Reggie Jackson.
Air Supply will wrap the special day with two highly anticipated shows at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The second performance will feature special guest Justin Sargent, currently starring in "Rock of Ages" on Broadway. Last spring, Sargent also appeared in an industry-only reading of "Lost In Love" - a new period musical with a "Downton Abbey" vibe featuring new and classic Air Supply songs. The book was penned by Melissa Bell.
Air Supply recently released their new Air Supply Live DVD and CD. Recorded live in Israel, the discs are now available for purchase at Air Supply shows and online. For more information and future show dates, visit www.airsupplymusic.com.
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Since 1926, Gray Line New York is the source for NYC's best double-decker bus and deluxe motorcoach tours. This company operates the signature deluxe double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus tours that include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night loops, as well as fully escorted foreign language motorcoach city tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian. Gray Line New York's one-day excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Woodbury Common premium shopping outlet mall are visitors' favorites too.
In addition, this tour company sells tickets to all major New York City attractions and has specialists trained to assist individuals, groups, and charter sales. Independently managed and operated, Gray Line New York is ENTERTAINMENT.
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