The remarkably durable Hall and Oates, whose broad popularity was underscored by a headlining spot among the hipsters performing at the inaugural Okeechobee Music Festival in March, will bring their national tour to Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Nov. 6.
The idea that Hall and Oates can continue to find new generations of fans 40 years after the release of their first hit singles (and a decade after their last single to see Billboard's Top 100, 2005's "I'll Be Around") makes perfect sense when you witness the effect songs such as "Sara Smile" and "She's Gone" have on a young audience.
Hall and Oates' headlining set on opening night at Okeechobee, joining such acts as DJ god Bassnectar and alt-rockers Portugal. The Man., drew thousands of kids out of the woods who seemed to know all the words to "Maneater," "I Can't Go for That" and "Rich Girl." It was a memorable sight.
It may be their parents' music, but these pieces of sugary blue-eyed soul, and Hall and Oates' ageless authenticity, remain irresistible. A reprise at the PVA, also outdoors, should not disappoint.