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Hall and Oates Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 83



2.0 star rating Lillywah from Seattle, Washington


My husband has been a huge HAll and Oates fan for years and we have been to several concerts in the past. We took our adult kids for a family bucket list concert and were truly disappointed. I was bored after just a few songs. Agree with the other reviewers HAll seemed a little off, the band was so loud you could barely hear any lyrics and quite frankly I could even recognize some of the hit. Favorites. John Oates seems an afterthought unfortunately because when you can hear them they can harmonize so beautifully.

2.0 star rating Jasper from Los Angeles, California


I waited a week to write this review to see if I would feel differently about the horrible mix and performance of Hall and Oates at the Forum. Distorted loud bass, Oates guitar buried in the mix, Hall high as hell and singing off key, no sax in the mix until the 5th song. Hall yelling for 'the box!' to his crew after the first few songs. Used to love' Daryl's House.' Not anymore. Hall's attitude kills any good vibe and it looks painful to Oates. Train was great, good sound, although too low for the size of the venue. Seeing the H&O drums, keys and mike stands covered in black drapes behind the Train stage set up was pretty unprofessional.

2.0 star rating Debbie K from San Diego, California


I was so excited to see this show. It was actually a total let down. Train was great, but Hall and Oats messed with most original songs and didn't play enough of them. We went to this concert to hear the music we remember back in the day, not this horrible mash up/mix. Oh well guess I will stick with there cd's in the comfort of our cars and home.

2.0 star rating JS from Orange County, California


Hall and Oates at the Forum were terrible. We understand these guys are 70 years old and did not expect them to sound like they did in their youth but the sound mix was poor and very disjointed. There was no joy in their performance and it appeared they were just going through the motions. Train performing on the same stage sounded great. The vocals were clear and present. Pat Monahagn clearly enjoys what he’s doing. They were worth the price for 6th row seats. We left H & O’s performance early as it was too painful and heard others express their disappointment as well.

2.0 star rating Don Kent from Norman, Oklahoma


We spent $750.00 for 5 people to see Hall and Oates whom we all loved from back in the day. The opening Act Train was spectacular! Their Music was spot on, voice versus band volume was great, all appeared alert to the crowd. Train truly gave the crowd its monies worth and we the crowd showed our approval. Hall and Oats was another story. From viewing the age range of those in attendance it was a older group that came for the memories and the love of the songs... Hall and Oates from the first song appeared off key, at times speaking the words versus singing. Daryl would mumble, hum and babbled like a drunk or stooner ( which is fine if it doesn't hurt the show)The band volume trumped the lyrics and the bass was horrible for this era of music. Hall seemed to forget we the crowd was paying his band and himself to entertain us with accuracy and true to memory songs. Most of the songs included long instrumentals but lacked in understandable lyrics.Their songs are all about singing along to and great memories past. The way they were presented almost made sing along impossible... I almost felt sorry for them but quickly remembered the large amount of time and monies $$$ we put out for their time. I feel that in the future if I want to listen to Hall and Oates its YouTube or another streaming service. It's sad when entertainers forget who pays their salaries.. this concert needs a class action lawsuit brought for extremly poor performance and lack of give give a darn by Hall.. Guess he was to stoned to give a crap.. I want my money back... Hall and soars sucked!

2.0 star rating Katie from Kansas City, Missouri


Train was amazing- I didn't realize I liked Train so much, but I knew every song word for word that they sang. I am a new Train Fan. Hall & Oates- that's a different story. They need to play for their audience, which is radio hit after radio hit- they did not do that. We were hoping this show would be a sing a long and it was far from that. They played slow versions of their songs and a lot of instrumental. Their songs did not sound as they should and were off. Very disappointed in H&O.

2.0 star rating Courtney from Omaha, Nebraska


Train stole the show! I wish they could have played all night! H&O were horrible. Pretty sure Hall was stoned. We were disappointed. Time to retire guys.

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