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September 10, 2012
Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Allen Event Center
200 E. Stacy Rd.
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Daryl Hall & John Oates Do What You Want Be What You Are Tour 2012
Monday, September 10
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The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates return to North Texas for the first time since 2005 to play Allen Event Center, September 10, 2012. Tickets are on sale now through
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Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. Undeniably influential in the realm of pop music for their unique fusion of Philly soul and rock ’n’ roll, Daryl Hall and John Oates are revered for their individual songwriting talents, but as a duo, their ageless chemistry, soulful melodies and infectious pop hooks are absolutely legendary.
They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that a Spin Magazine headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Much like Lou Reed and company, Daryl Hall and John Oates have inspired a wide range of artists including Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Cee Lo Green. One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, 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—’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 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
Most recently, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates. The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased).
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