Hall and Oats and Train at the Smoothie King Center

Summer is in full swing and what a better way to enjoy a hot and sweaty summer night, than in the AC of the Smoothie King Center. My 80’s heart was a flutter as Daryl Hall and John Oats took to the stage on June 28.

For those who don’t know the Hall and Oats background, their careers started back in 1970. I really didn’t know them till the early 80s, when they released Private Eyes and Voices. Their career spanning set that they brought to fans who filled the Smoothie King Center practically hit on every album they have released. As an added bonus, since Train is touring opener, lead singer Pat Monahan came out and played with the band on two Hall and Oats songs as well as Train’s hit “Calling All Angles.”

There could not have been a more fitting opening band since Train really couldn’t exist without Hall and Oats, and Pat would be one of the first people to tell you that. Their set was mostly composed of material off Save Me, San Francisco, and included two more covers of bands the have shaped their sound, specifically Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty.  

Thursday night’s concert was one of the best ways to beat the heat, and even better was the nostalgia it raised. Now you can look back and admire those decades gone by. To see a full album of pictures, click here.


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