Hall and Oates at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

The long-anticipated Hall and Oates/Tears for Fears Staples Center shows took place Sept. 14 and 15 after being rescheduled from July 28 and 29.  Opening the show was Allen Stone, whose been making a name for himself for the past decade with numerous appearances on Daryl’s House as well as TV appearances on Ellen and Conan. Stone played a short 15 minute set solo acoustic.

The last time Tears for Fears played a full show in L.A. was 3 years ago at the Wiltern and most recently played L.A. at the iHeart 80’s show at the Forum last year. Tears for Fears played all the hits starting with the number one hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and played a total of 13 songs including “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” “Mad World,” “Head Over Heels,” and an encore of another number one hit “Shout.”

Since releasing their first album in 1972, the duo Hall and Oates has released a total of 18 studio albums, 7 of which were platinum and another 6 that were gold as well as 34 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100.  Hall and Oates were ranked as Billboard’s number 1 duo and were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Most recently for L.A. Hall and Oates played the Hollywood Bowl last year. Hall and Oates 14 song set was jam-packed with hits like “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “You Make My Dreams.” Hall and Oates is one of those bands where you know all the words to every song when you see them in concert. After 45 years, the songs remain timeless and Hall and Oates sound amazing as always and put on an unforgettable show.

Photos by Alex Kluft