Daryl Hall & John Oates / Tears for Fears

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right.

They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists. One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.

Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, ‘Abandoned Luncheonette,’ produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, ‘War Babies,’ (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they were dropped and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums ‘Bigger Than Both of Us,” ‘Voices,’ ‘ Private Eyes,’ ‘H2O,’ ‘Rock N Soul, Part I’ and ‘Big Bam Boom.’ The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”

Daryl and John most recently released a live album titled ‘Live in Dublin’ in 2015. The album is a recording of their concert in Dublin Ireland in July of 2014.

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, who combine to create Tears for Fears, formed in 1981 and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide to date. They have released four albums as a group. Their platinum-selling 1983 debut ‘The Hurting’ reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, 1985’s ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ reached #1 on the US Billboard Top 200 and spawned two massive hits, “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” The latter won the BRIT Award for Best British single in 1986. Orzabal and Smith released ‘The Seeds of Love’ in 1989, and after a break, reunited to release ‘Everybody Loves a Happy Ending’ in 2004.

Tears for Fears are currently working hard both in the US and the UK on their new record, which will (hopefully) be released in 2017 on Warner Bros. Records, marking their first studio release in over 13 years!

Allen Stone will open the show. Basing on this preview writer’s experiences seeing Mr. Stone open several shows (including O.A.R. and Jack’s Mannequin), y’all will want to get your asses in the seats early. “You’re welcome.”

Ticket info

All seats are reserved and priced at $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 or $35

Tickets subject to additional fees and can be purchased in person at the Quicken Loans Arena box office, all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations, or online, below:

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