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JenLeighWheel from Dallas, Texas
TRAIN SHOULD HAVE HEADLINED
I grew up listening to Hall & Oates and have great respect for bands who stand the test of time with their songs still playing on the airwaves. However, John Oates was more or less a backup singer to a very (tired? drunk? stoned? old?) Daryl Hall. What's more, is Hall took way too many tangents from the original lyrics/style, even talking instead of singing. Too many times I felt I couldn't sing along, which was a bit disappointing. Again, still have much respect for the duo, but I think it's time to hang up their touring hat. Train, on the other hand, was surprisingly AMAZING. Their lead singer, Pat Monahan, was energetic, perfectly on key, and engaging with the audience - pretty funny guy, actually. And to give Hall some credit, he sang Train's Calling All Angels with Pat Monahan and it was fantastic. I don't feel too bad about the whole show not being great...I only spent about $50 per ticket total. So, I got my money's worth for sure. If you're gonna go, go for Train.
Brent Roper from Kansas City, Missouri
TRAIN GREAT H&O NEED NEW STRATEGY
Train was great. Great songs, great stage presence, interesting and fun!I saw hall and Oates in 2010. They were absolutely amazi Hall’s voice was 100%. His voice in Kansas City was 50% at best. He is 71 years old! Give them credit, they had eight musicians on stage, that is expensive.They threw money at the problem instead of being honest. Hall either has dementia or was drunk. If it is the first, just admit it, people won’t mind- Look at Glen Campbell. A better strategy would be to tell the audience that he will sing live to a pre- recorded version so they get their moneys worth. Also, their performance needed some women’s voices, eight man on stage is OK but Trains back up singers would have been helpful. Also, train was very kind to go on tour w with them we all get old and need help. Overall it was a great show, I just felt sorry for Hall and Oats getting older.
Hiram from Kansas City, Missouri
TRAIN WAS ON TIME; HALL & OATES, A REFRESHING JOURNEY IN TI
Although my wife and I missed the opening performance of Kandace Springs, we arrived in time to catch 'Train.' From there opening number, "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" to their closing selection, "Drops of Jupiter," they rocked. Patrick Monahan, Train's lead singer, was beautifully engaging and his voice and the band's songs made Sprint Center feel more intimate than it had any right to be. While Hall & Oats are not the singers they used to be (70 years of age will do that to you), they were terrific. What they may have lost in strength of voice, they made up for (in spades) going down memory lane with their catalog of hits. While 'Sara Smile' is still my favorite song from the duo, their rendition of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' had the entire Sprint Center crowd (which was near capacity) on their feet and singing along. By the end of the night, 'Train' gained a new fan in me and Hall & Oates reminded me how sweet it is to listen to 'blue-eyed soul' once again.
Steve from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
HALL & OATES REVIEW
I was disappointed in the performance. They have so many great songs, but they would sing for two minutes and play instruments for four minutes. During some points during the concert it became quite boring. Overall, the night was well worth the cost of tickets by the performance of Train. Music and singing was fantastic.
Jacob G from New York, New York
TRAIN RULED, HALL AND OATES DROOLED
What can I say that has not been said allready. Hall and Oates sound distorted. Clearly they were trying to mask their vocal deficiencies. To their credit the encore featured stronger vocals showing what they could sound like. However, the earlier set felt like it was phoned in. Daryl kept sipping water and tussling his hair. Fortunately Train saved the day. Train was both engaging and spot on for each song.
Donna Y. Scantlebury from Toronto, Ontario
"BLUE EYED SOUL"! ... "I CAN GO FOR THAT"! :)
The Hall & Oates concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto was awesome (June 5, 2018)! The musical journey started with Train. Patrick Monahan and the back up singers emitted such a cool, relaxed vibe! Train definitely picked up a new passenger in me because their musical set was hot! What a tight performance and authentic sound! Train had the audience engaged with their interaction throughout their set. When we reached the destination of Hall & Oates, we were not disappointed! Now, I truly appreciate the reason why they were known as, "Blue Eyed Soul"! Darryl's conversation with the audience between songs was jovial in a sweet and shy way. Darryl played the piano beautifully; John's voice was rich; and the saxophonist & the rest of the band were right on! The escapade back to the mid-80s for me with Hall & Oates was amazing! My rating for Hall & Oates' performance? 4 out of 5! If they had performed my favourite song, "One on One", then it would have been a "High 5!! :)
PT from Los Angeles, California
We did not go to see Train, but like many others said they were were pretty great! A lot of energy, audience participation and tight sound(plus a Led Zep song to boot) Hall & Oats were a disappointment in sound and their extended versions of 3 minute songs that sounded more like a garage band. I grew up with H&O and still love listening to their library of hits. My overall biggest gripe was their noticeable dislike for one another. Yeah i know they have been together a long time but when the songs you hear remind you a pleasant pasts and the guys singing can't each look at each other, not to mention $100.00(+) ticket prices, I wont see them again
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