Air Supply Rocks Rangoon

The Irrawaddy ...

RANGOON — Air Supply, a 1980s Australian soft rock band, performed live on Thursday before several thousand fans in Rangoon. Iron Cross, a popular Burmese rock band, also played a warm-up set before the show.

An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people attended the concert at the Myanmar Convention Center. Bagan Entertainment, which organized the event, said it would donate all profits to an education fund for children in Burma’s least developed areas.

Air Supply is the third international music group to perform in Burma, following earlier performances by Jason Mraz and Michael Learns To Rock, as the country transitions from military rule. A number of Burmese musicians have popularized Air Supply’s oeuvre with covers of hits such as “Lonely is the Night” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.”