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Hall & Oates coming to Tampa Bay



Pop-soulsters Hall & Oates are finally returning to Tampa Bay. The '80s duo is set to play Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 15. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. (Check here for dates closer to you.)

I haven't seen Daryl and John since their H20 tour back in the early '80s at the now demolished Bayfront Center Arena. (To put things in painful perspective, the opening band that night? OXO, fresh off their top 40 hit Whirly Girl.)

Back then, the boys from Philly had one of the best backing bands in the biz: drummer Mickey Curry, bassist Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, guitarist G.E. Smith and saxophonist Charles DeChant. No word yet on who will appear on stage for this tour. Or whether John has grown his famous 'stache back.

Pencil this in as a must-see concert for the spring.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:43pm]


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