While Downtown Las Vegas was throwing it back to the 90’s at the I love 90’s: The Party Continues Tour, everyone else was on the Strip at the T-Mobile Arena rockin’ to 80’s music with Daryl Hall & John Oates with Tears for Fears! It initially sounded like a mismatched combination, but their distinctive personalities really gave the audience a beautiful blend of one singing style and genre to another.
Tears for Fears started a little earlier than expected. Everyone was rushing to their seats in the middle of their first
song. Tears for Fears opened with “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” and sang their big hits, “Head Over Heels,” “Change,” and “Shout.” They also surprised the audience and did an amazing cover of Radiohead’s “Creep!” Although they didn’t bring anything new to the cover by pretty much staying faithful to the original, they still managed to effectively give a fantastic performance.
While Tears for Fears generally kept their music sounding like it did in the 80’s, with of course that added magic that only comes from hearing musicians performing live, Hall & Oates added somewhat of a jazzy-blues feel to some of their songs.
I really enjoyed Daryl Hall playing the piano and singing, “Sara Smile,” and the version they sang of, “One on One.” Based on the audience’s reaction, I was not alone. People were singing along to not only those two songs, but every single song!
Hall & Oates’ career actually spans multiple decades all the way back to the 70’s. I have to say they looked really great. Daryl Hall is 70 years old, while John Oates is 69! They also sounded great singing their other songs, “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” “Kiss on My List,” and “Maneater.” It was definitely a really great time.