(PCM) Every time I have had the pleasure of seeing Daryl Hall and John Oates perform live, I know that I am in-store for a fantastic evening of stellar musicianship and of course some delightful catchy melodies.
When Daryl Hall and John Oates take to the stage, they churn out hit after hit from beginning to end. To this day, they still have the ability to cause the women in the crowd to lose their minds and more panties were flying at the stage than I have seen at any other rock show in quite some time.
There is a reason that Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer’s Daryl Hall and John Oates are still the number one selling music duo in history. They always knew just how to craft the perfect song and their 14-song set spanned the entire length of their extensive career. Opening up with “Maneater” and “Out Of Touch” to closing their second encore with “Kiss On My List” and “Private Eyes”, there was not a single song that I wanted to hear that was left out of the evenings incredibly tight set list.
The women in the crowd went truly wild during both “She Gone” and “Sara Smile” and I personally had the best time ever dancing my heart out to hits such as “Rich Girl” and my personal favorite “You Make My Dreams”. I adore hearing these songs in the live environment and a lot of the new arrangements do a fantastic job at enhancing an already phenomenal song.
The pair appear to be having a fantastic time on stage and while many artists who have been in the game as long as these two could afford to “phone it in” so to say, Daryl Hall and John Oates sounded both fresh and energized and put on a truly outstanding performance.
Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors. Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970’s, 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.” By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today. In May 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. In 2014, the two musicians hit another high as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.