Waterfront Concerts announced on Tuesday morning that multi-platinum duo Hall & Oates will perform at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday, July 14, with special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty. Tickets for this show will go on sale via Ticketmaster or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. For more information, visit waterfrontconcerts.com.
Hall & Oates have countless top ten or number one hits, including “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That,” “Rich Girl,” “Maneater” “Kiss on My List,” “Rich Girl,” “Sara Smile” and many more. In 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2016 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements. Hall & Oates last performed in Bangor in October 1984 at the Bangor Auditorium for the kickoff for their Big Bang Boom tour.
Joining Hall & Oates will be Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, featuring the electrifying soul singer Sharon Jones, who was plucked from obscurity in the mid-2000s after decades spent working a regular job and singing on the side. The Dap-Kings are one of the finest funk/soul bands in the world, playing a revivalist sound indebted to the classic soul era of the 1960s and 70s. In 2013, Jones was treated for and recovered from a cancer diagnosis; she went on to receive a Grammy nomination for the band’s 2014 album, “Give the People What They Want.”
Trombone Shorty is a funk, soul and r&b artist from New Orleans, who last performed in Bangor in 2013 with the Avett Brothers.
Friends of Daryl and John, Gene (Fred Armisen) and Clark (Bill Hader) from soft rock’s seminal band, The Blue Jean Committee, have created a special video announcing the summer 2016 tour. To see the whole story of the Blue Jean Committee check out the IFC app. The second season of Documentary Now! premieres in the Fall on IFC.