Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are partnering with international multi-platinum-selling band, Tears For Fears, for a 29-city North American tour and will also feature a special, acoustic performance by opening act, Allen Stone. The tour kicks off on Thursday, May 4 in Tulsa, OK and includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, June 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
American Express® Card Members may purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. EST through Thursday, March 9 at 10 p.m. EST.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are the number-one-selling duo in music history. “I am very excited to be touring with Tears For Fears. Their music has a timeless quality that complements what we do. I think everyone is going to love this show," said Daryl Hall. "I can't wait to get back out on the road in 2017. Performing with Tears For Fears will be an exciting musical experience for me and all the fans," added John Oates.
“We're thrilled to be going out on the road with Daryl Hall & John Oates this summer,” said Tears For Fears. “We've been longtime fans of the band so it'll be fun to reconnect and also to see our fans throughout the U.S.”
“We are excited for the partnership between Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears and look forward to a fun summer of music,” added Jay Marciano, Chairman & CEO, AEG Live.
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo scored six number one singles, including “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—1976’s “Bigger Than Both of Us,” 1980’s “Voices,” 1981’s “Private Eyes,” 1982’s “H2O,” 1983’s “Rock N Soul, Part I” and 1984’s “Big Bam Boom.” The era also produced an additional five top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.” By 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number-one- selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.
On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.
In 2014, Daryl Hall & John Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year, Daryl Hall & John Oates are very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.
Beyond selling 30 million albums worldwide, performing to countless sold out audiences, and winning various awards, the DNA of Tears For Fears—Roland Orzabal [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Curt Smith [vocals, bass, keyboards]—remains embedded within three generations of artists. Quietly casting a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie, and beyond, their music has been sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Drake, and more, while getting covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Gary Jules, and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from “The Wire” and “Donnie Darko” to “Straight Outta Compton” and “Mr. Robot.”
Representing an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognizant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new wave innovation, their catalog spans a string of classic albums, namely the gold-certified debut “The Hurting” , quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning “Songs from the Big Chair” , and “Seeds of Love” . The latter proved to be Orzabal’s and Smith’s last collaboration together until, “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending” in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between them. Breaking another quiet spell, the boys engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America beginning in 2010. In 2013, they returned with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.” It proved to be a welcome addition to their three-decade discography of immortal hits ranging from “Mad World,” “Change,” and “Pale Shelter” to “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Shout,” “Sowing The Seeds of Love,” and “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending.” Now, 2017 marks the beginning of a new era for the band as they release their seventh full-length album, the fifth for Orzabal and Smith together, and first in 13 years following a summer co-headline tour with Daryl Hall & John Oates.
On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. His latest album, “Radius,” made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.
Now including seven exciting bonus tracks, “Radius Deluxe” will be available March 25. Among them will be the previously unreleased songs, “Voodoo” and “Faithful,” as well as a new version of Stone’s energetic single, “Freedom.”
The New York Times said the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old’s lyrics on “Radius” promise honest sentiments, grooves built with physical instruments and a gospel-rooted determination to uplift ... glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting."
Tearing through nearly 600 shows in just two years - including sold out performances at L.A.’s Ace Hotel and NYC’s Apollo Theater – Stone is determined to make 2017 yet another impactful year of writing and performance.
TICKETS: $32, $46.50, $66.50, $86.50 & $126 (prices subject to change). Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.