Watch the Blue Jean Committee (Fred Armisen + Bill Hader) Help Hall & Oates Announce Summer Tour
Hall & Oates are hitting the road this summer for three runs of dates and they enlisted the help of a pair of old friends to help make the announcement. Soft-rock (and fictional) supergroup the Blue Jean Committee (aka Fred Armisen and Bill Hader) open up about the days when Philadelphia natives Hall & Oates used to open for them in the video above.
"What do you think of when you think of the '70s? When you think of beautiful harmonies, you think of a duo who sing together to make hit songs. You think of the Blue Jean Committee and that's who we are," Gene Allen (Armisen) says. Hader's Clark Honus adds, "Who you think of fifth, or maybe eighth, is Daryl Hall and John Oates. You know who used to open for us? Who we used to kick around? Daryl Hall and John Oates."
The Blue Jean Committee (who were also recently featured in an IFC documentary) then reveal a little lingering resentment towards Hall & Oates. "The minute they hit it big, they just left us in the dust," Honus says. "They don't really talk to us anymore. That was a real Philly thing to do."
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will accompnay Hall & Oates on the tour, kicking off May 13 in Dallas. Tickets go on sale Feb. 12 via Live Nation.
Hall & Oates Tour Dates
May 13 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 15 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 17 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 21 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
May 26 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
July 12 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 - Bangor, ME @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 16 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 18 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 22 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
September 9 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
September 12 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 18 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
September 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
September 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena