Two of the ’80s greatest musical duos, Hall & Oates (who, nowadays, go by the more formal Daryl Hall & John Oates) and Tears for Fears are currently on a massive, joint arena tour, which, as announced earlier this year, brings them to Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena tonight, May 24! While Hall & Oates are no strangers to Music City (John Oates even calls our town home these days), playing the area annually for the last several years (most recently a headlining spot at Pilgrimage Fest), Tears for Fears haven’t played Nashville proper in more than three decades (not counting a 2015 stop at Bonnaroo), with a 1985 Grand Ole Opry performance their one and only local show, making their return all the more highly-anticiapted.
Though Hall & Oates’ soft, soulful, pop rock sound and Tears’ synthy, new wave are distinctly different, as were their original fanbases, their monstrous hits and pop knack harbor plenty of crossover appeal, and fans of each should still find plenty to love (and sing along to). Tickets to the show are still available in a variety of sections and price points, including some pretty affordable upper seats, and this is a definite must-see; Go for the Hall & Oates singalong hits, stay for Tears for Fears’ moody, substantive new wave, and be sure to show up early for opener Allen Stone!
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tears for Fears, and Allen Stone will perform tonight, May 24 at Bridgestone Arena. The show is all ages, begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $31-125.