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Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears announce 29-city North American summer tour

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Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 01:35 pm

Plus a special acoustic performance by opener Allen Stone

Tickets on sale beginning Friday, March 10

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates are partnering with multiplatinum-selling band Tears For Fears for a 29-city North American tour.

The tour will kick off on Thursday, May 4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the BOK Center, and will include stops in Chicago, Nashville, Miami, New York, Dallas, Toronto, Denver, Las Vegas and Toronto, before wrapping up in Los Angeles at the Staples Center at the end of July. The summer arena tour will also feature a special acoustic performance by opening act, Allen Stone.

Tickets and VIP packages go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. local time Friday, March 10. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, March 7, and continuing through at 10 p.m. local time Thursday, March 9.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates are the No. 1-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!" Hall said.

"I can't wait to get back out on the road in 2017. Performing with Tears For Fears will be an exciting and musical experience for me and all the fans," Oates added.

"We're thrilled to be going out on the road with Daryl Hall & John Oates this summer," Tears For Fears said. "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 and CEO of AEG Live.

The show will stop in Toronto for a June 19 show at the Air Canada Centre.

Daryl Hall & John Oates (Photo by Mick Rock)  

Daryl Hall & John Oates (Photo by Mick Rock)

About Daryl Hall & John Oates

From the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, the duo scored six No. 1 singles, including "Rich Girl" (also No. 1 R&B), "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (also No. 1 R&B), "Maneater" and "Out of Touch," from their six consecutive multiplatinum albums ('76's "Bigger Than Both of Us," '80's "Voices," '81's "Private Eyes," '82's "H2O," '83's "Rock N Soul, Part I" and '84's "Big Bam Boom"). The era would also produce 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 and John Oates as the top-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, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2017 finds them 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. 

Tears For Fears (Photo by Zoren Gold) 

Tears For Fears (Photo by Zoren Gold)

About Tears For Fears

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 and Drake, 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" (1983), quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985) and "Seeds of Love" (1989). The latter proved to be Orzabal 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. 2013 saw them return 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," "Chang," 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. Signed to Warner Bros. Records, Tears For Fears will release their seventh full-length album, fifth for Orzabal and Smith together, and first in 13 years, following a summer co-headline tour with Daryl Hall & John Oates.

About Allen Stone

On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention.

Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, "Radius" captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.

Now including seven 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."

Tearing through nearly 600 shows in just two years - including sold-out performances at LA's Ace Hotel and NYC's Apollo Theater - Stone is determined to make 2017 yet another impactful year of writing and performance.

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