Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears

Location Info:

Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
213-742-7340
That Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears — never hip names to drop even at the heights of their popularity — are co-headlining two nights at Staples Center some 30 years after their hit-machine heyday is testament to the endurance of their high-quality, multidimensional songcraft. Although of different generations, fame came much faster to TFF than to H&O, meaning that their respective early/mid-1980s eras of multiplatinum sales roughly coincide. But whereas Hall & Oates had their roots in Philly soul, England’s Tears for Fears almost epitomized synth-y new wave before broadening their palette into soulful psychedelia. Expect all the classics plus some surprises at these rescheduled Staples shows, but for Hall & Oates to treat even their most polished productions with a more spontaneous, almost jazz-club ’tude. Also Friday, Sept. 15.

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