Arriving on stage to the familiar sounds of their 1982 #1 hit, "Maneater", the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo took the Pennsylvania faithful deep into their catalog in an inspiring fourteen song set. Taking multiple generations of fans back to a time when radio ruled the airwaves and MTV was just a struggling upstart.
Songs like “Out of Touch” and “Method of Modern Love” paid homage to those early music video days -- does anyone else remember the giant drum set and Hall's leopard printed suit in the "Out of Touch" video? Good times!
Tracks like “Back Together Again” and “Las Vegas Turnaround” took the audience back even further. Recalling the formative Seventies era when Daryl Hall & John Oates were just an up and coming act in the Philadelphia area.
The Hall & Oates band has always been known for its incredible cast of musicians, but this version of the group may be one of the best of all. Longtime sax and keyboard player Charlie DeChant was joined by drummer Brian Dunne, percussionist Porter Carroll, bassist Klyde Jones, keyboardist Eliot Lewis and guitarist Shane Theriot in bringing insatiable new perspective to the duo’s already classic songbook.
It wasn’t until Hall introduced “Sara Smile” by saying, “This is the song that took us out of Philly and into the world at large” that the true impact of Daryl Hall & John Oates musical legacy was realized. Here was a song that started an incredible journey that's culminated in them becoming the most successful duo in rock history – and deservedly so.
Just prior to their final encore; which included the iconic “Kiss on My List” and the #1, “Private Eyes”, a smiling Hall took center stage and said, “This has been a great night! A really great night!”
Allentown fans could not agree more.
Daryl Hall & John Oates Set List (Allentown, PA)
Out Of Touch
Method of Modern Love
Say It Isn’t So
Back Together Again
Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song)
Wait For Me
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
You Make My Dreams
Kiss On My List