Hall & Oates Play 10-Song Set for MTV in 2003 on John's Birthday

It's not just any day in April, it's John Oates' 74th Birthday! One half of one of the greatest soul rock bands, Hall & Oates, we're honoring the legendary guitarist's special day with a throwback setlist!
On this day in 2003, the rock and soul duo performed at Ocean in London as part of MTV UK's fifth annual Five Night Stand festival. The now non-existent festival always featured big name acts in an intimate setting. The capacity of the venue was 2,100. Tickets were affordable but sold out quickly. A different band would perform on a separate night, and on April 7th, the night of John's Birthday, Hall & Oates performed a special, 10-song set.
At that point in their storied career, they had just released their SIXTEENTH studio album - Do It for Love. They performed four songs that night off of the release - the title track, "Forever for You," "Getaway Car," and "Man on a Mission," which has only been performed 16 times to date.
The night opened with "Adult Education," a song that's only been performed around 109 times. They also did a handful of their hits like "Out of Touch," "Sara Smile," and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)."
The rare evening ended on a cover of Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones," which they've performed 24 times, the last being in 2007.
Check out the complete setlist here:
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Hall & Oates have a summer tour that is set to kickoff in May - it has yet to be rescheduled, so check out the dates below and keep up-to-date as the COVD19 situation progresses, over on their official website.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN OATES!

May 15th – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods (without Squeeze and KT Tunstall) May 16th – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods (without Squeeze and KT Tunstall) May 23rd – Philadelphia, PA @ HoagieNation at the Mann at Fairmount Park (without KT Tunstall) May 29th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl May 31st –  Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre June 3rd – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center June 5th – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre June 7th – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre June 10th – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre June 12th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion June 14th – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center June 17th – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena June 19th – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater June 21st – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 10th – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage July 12th – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center July 14th – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center July 16th – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center July 18th – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater July 20th –  Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre July 22nd – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center July 24th – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater July 26th – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater July 28th – Pittsburgh, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park July 30th –  Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview August 13th – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre August 15th – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre August 18th – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion August 20th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater August 22nd – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion August 25th – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach August 27th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center August 29th – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center August 31st – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center September 2nd – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
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