Win tickets to see Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears at Staples Center. (Mick Rock)
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears are back in Los Angeles, and your chance to see them perform is at the Staples Center in Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15.
We are giving away complimentary tickets to the show on Sept. 14.
For a chance to win, email us at with “Hall & Oates/Tears for Fears” in the subject line and tell us why you would like to go.
This contest ends on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
More info on Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears
Daryl Hall and John Oates started working together in the early 1970s and went on to become the most successful duo in rock history. Meeting in a freight elevator while escaping a riot at the Aldephi Ballroom during the club’s legendary Battle of the Bands, Daryl and John would join forces to become the pioneers of Rock & Soul.
With over 60 million albums sold, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ rich repertoire has garnered a total of 8 #1 hit singles along with dozens of hits throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, including 2002’s “Do It For Love,”. Other top singles include: “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone,” and “One On One,”. Their trademark sound of rock ‘n’ soul can be heard in the harmonies of today’s young pop stars, in the return to radio of sophisticated R & B, even in the black/white demographics of hip-hop and rap-rock fusion.
As quoted by contributing Rolling Stone Editor and host of Bravo’s Musician Series, David Wild when describing VH-1’s Behind The Music: The Daryl Hall & John Oates Collection, “their story and legacy is less about their ‘familiar smashes’ but more about the distinctive, rock and soul these two brought to a new generation of music fans who didn’t know their Four Tops from their The Three Degrees”. From Abandoned Luncheonette to Voices to H2O to their current material, Daryl Hall and John Oates will be remembered for generations to come because of the spontaneity, emotion and human connection that they bring to each and every one of their musical collaborations.
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, Drake, and more, 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 album, namely the gold-certified debut The Hurting , quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning Songs from the Big Chair , and Seeds of Love . The latter proved to be Roland and Curt’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,” “Change,” 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, they will release their seventh full-length album, fifth for Roland and Curt together, and first in 13 years following a summer co-headline tour with Hall & Oates.
What: Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears, Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90015