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Concerts

July 30 - Daryl Hall & John Oates


When: Thursday, July 30th: Door Time - 6:30p: Show Time: 7:30p
Where: Overture Hall - Overture Center for the Arts
What: Tickets ON-SALE Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 11am

TICKET LOCATIONS
Tickets available online at www.overturecenter.org, by phone at 608-258-4141, and at the Venue Box Office
TICKET PRICES
$79.75 | $89.75 | $99.75 | $125.00
Reserved Seating
 
BIO
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history!
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.  
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
Daryl also wrote the H&O single "Everytime You Go Away," which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of the song in 1985.
That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. 
By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.
On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.
Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series (and Palladia TV show), Live from Daryl’s House (www.livefromdarylshouse.com). “It was a light bulb moment,” he says of the show’s genesis. “I’ve had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet.”  Live from Daryl’s House is also aired weekly on the Palladia Channel every Thursday at 11pm EST/8pm PST.
The past episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Jason Mraz, Joe Walsh, Booker T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nick Waterhouse, Nikki Jean, Dirty Heads, Chiddy Bang, Rumer, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Allen Stone, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.
Most recently as a duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates.  The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased). 
This year, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And, with the fortieth anniversary of their biggest selling album, Big Bam Boom, 2014 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.
Daryl Hall opened “Daryl’s House,” the restaurant and music club, on Halloween night in Pawling, NY with a special performance featuring H&O. “Daryl’s House,” which also serves as the backdrop of Palladia’s Live From Daryl’s House, aims to combine top-notch food with amazing artists.
John Oates released his latest solo project Good Road To Follow (PS Records / Elektra Records) on March 18, 2014. What started as a yearlong series of digital singles has culminated in a three-disc set of genre-specific EPs aptly named Route 1Route 2, and Route 3.
 
 

August 6 - Boston at State Fair


When: Thursday, August 6th at 7:30pm
Where: Wisconsin State Fair
What: Iconic classic rock band Boston will take the stage on opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair, Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm.

Original guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Tom Scholz's band will stop at Wisconsin State Fair as part of another highly anticipated tour, following a successful run last year that included dates in the US and Japan.

Scholz began writing music in 1969, and over the subsequent six years recorded six demos on which he played all of the instruments except the drums. Boston's debut album, "Boston," released in August of 1976 is still considered one of the best-selling debut albums in US history with more than 17 million copies sold.

A staple of every classic rock fan's playlist, Boston's numerous hits include "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Don't Look Back," and "Amanda." With more than 31 million albums sold to date, Boston has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live audiences that span generations.

Tickets for Boston will be $39 and $29 and go ON SALE Friday, March 6 at 10am at WiStateFair.com and the Fair Ticket Office on 7722 W. Greenfield Avenue. All State Fair Main Stage tickets INCLUDE FAIR ADMISSION when purchased prior to entering the Fair Park.

August 9 - Happy Together Tour Wisconsin State Fair


When: Sunday, August 9th
Where: Wisconsin State Fair
What: Fairgoers are in for a ‘60s and ‘70s revival Sunday, Aug. 9 when the ever-popular Happy Together Tour returns to the fair in 2015. This year’s lineup includes The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.

Toes will be tapping to familiar tunes, such as The Turtles’ classic “Happy Together,” The Association’s hit “Windy” and the Buckinghams’ No. 1 single “Kind of a Drag.” Tickets for the 7 p.m. show will be $25 and $35.

August 9 - Frankie Valli


When: Sunday, August 9th
Where: Overture Hall
What: Oh what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" are all the rage all over again. As the play enters its third sold-out year on Broadway, and two touring companies of Jersey Boys travel around the U.S., the real Frankie Valli is packing concert halls coast to coast, from the Rose Theater, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, to L.A.'s Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards.

August 14 - John Kay & Steppenwolf


When: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Wisconsin State Fair, Main Stage
What: Die-hard '70s rock rans are in for a treat as John Kay & Steppenwolf own the Main Stage on Friday, August 14 at 8:00pm. With classic rock standards like "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride," John Kay & Steppenwolf have risen to iconic proportions. This show is a special treat as Steppenwolf performs only a limited number of shows each year. 

Lou Gramm, the Voice of Foreigner, will open the show and showcase his powerful vocals with classics like "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 24th at 10:00am at WiStateFair.com.

September 15 - September 20 - Newsies


When: September 15 through September 20
Where: Overture Hall
What: They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical worth singing about!" (The New York Times). FIlled with one heart-pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don't want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right...and staying true to who you are!


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