Hall & Oates Can Still Go For That

Purveyors of their own unique brand of blue-eyed soul, Daryl Hall & John Oates line up a brief list of shows for February and March for their “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” tour.

Photo: Alex Crick / CrickOnTour.com
Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, Wash.

With hits like “Kiss On My List,” “Private Eyes,” “Rich Girl” and “Sara Smile,”  Hall & Oates virtually owned Top 40 radio during the late 1970s and early ’80s.  Thirty-plus years later the duo is still rockin’ strong as they prove those songs are as timeless today as they were back in the days of when “Dallas” ruled TV and an actor by the name of Ronald Reagan moved into the White House.

The boys are calling their upcoming road trip the “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” tour, which, coincidently, is also the name of their 2009, four-CD box set.  With a moniker like that you can expect to hear plenty of hits on this outing.

This time around fans in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and North Carolina will be spending evenings with Hall & Oates.  Beginning in Akron, Ohio, in late February, stops include Battle Creek, Mich.; Durham, N.C.; and Florida locales Orlando, Panama City and Clearwater.

Here’s the routing:

Feb. 22 – Akron, Ohio, Akron Civic Theatre
Feb. 23 – Battle Creek, Mich., FireKeepers Casino
March 1 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 2 – Orlando, Fla., SeaWorld Orlando Adventure Park (“Bands, Brew & BBQ Concert Series”)
March 4 – Panama City, Fla., Marina Civic Center
March 6 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 13 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center

The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Most shows are already on sale.  Fan club pre-sales for Saint Augustine and Clearwater begin Jan. 9 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.  Expect a two-ticket limit during the first hour of the pre-sale, increasing to a four-ticket limit thereafter.  Head over to HallandOates.com for more info.