TVD Live Shots:
Hall & Oates and Train
at the Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA, 6/7

PHOTOS: LAURA KILGUS JENKINS AND CHRIS JENKINS | Moments before coming out on stage, energy built as familiar images of hit vinyl record labels showcasing their most famous singles were displayed vibrantly on the large illuminated backdrop. “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on my List,” “I Can’t go for that”—an exciting sample of what was to come. Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates entered the open air amphitheater, kicking off their New England show with “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” and “Say it Isn’t So.” The duo pulled at both guitar strings and heart-strings showcasing songs that have truly been the soundtrack of the lives of the thousands present.

In the midst of their North American summer tour, co-headlining with fellow award-winning hit makers Train, Hall & Oates had fans singing along to a song showcase from dozens of albums at their show Thursday, June 7, at Xfinity Center outside of Boston.

Along with so many favorites from a nearly 50 yearlong musical career, they took the stage with something fresh as well. Ahead of this momentous summer tour, Hall & Oates and Train together released the single “Philly Forget Me Not.” The new track marks the first time Hall & Oates have released a new song in over 15 years, since “Do It For Love” in 2002.

The show featured full sets from the three artists, but mid set Hall & Oates welcomed Train frontman Pat Monahan back on stage to treat the audience to a performance of the new song, which had fans of every generation on their feet—some playfully paying homage to their musical idols with wigs and ’80s throwback mustaches. The new song is a salute to Hall’s hometown. “This song pretty much describes my feeling about Philly, my music home,” said Hall.

Monahan shared that he and the band have been Hall & Oates fans since they can remember and being on a record with them is a lifelong dream come true. “Train couldn’t be more excited—listening to them and playing alongside them on tour each night is incredible,” said Monahan.

Produced by Live Nation, the extensive tour which kicked off May 1 in Sacramento, CA and wrapping August 11 in Seattle, WA, will make more than 35 stops across the US and Canada including Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more.

TRAIN

The tour continues on the following dates:
June 9 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
June 11 – Capitol One Arena – Washington, DC
June 14 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
June 18 – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC
June 20 – Infinite Energy Center – Atlanta, GA
June 22 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
June 24 – BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 26 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
June 28 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
June 30 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
July 13 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
July 15 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
July 18 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Omaha, NE
July 20 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
July 22 – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
July 24 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
July 26 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
July 28 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
July 31 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
August 4 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
August 7 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
August 9 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
August 11 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA

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