Concert preview: Daryl Hall & John Oates at Nationwide Arena

Joel Oliphint

Hall & Oates always sounded more like yawn-worthy soft rock than blue-eyed soul to my ears, but maybe I'm just an out-of-touch family man in need of some more adult education. Some say the duo's spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is well deserved, but I can't go for that. Still, I'll admit the two bandleaders are better together than they are one on one. All that to say, while Hall & Oates professes to be the best-selling duo of all time (and I won't say it isn't so), this show won't make my dreams come true. I know, I know — the hardcore fans will hate this blurb and say that some things are better left unsaid. But hey, I did it in a minute.

Train, the type of band that appeals to folks who think the Gin Blossoms get a little too loud sometimes, co-headlines this show, which supposedly will include a joint set from the bands. If Hall & Oates know what's good for them, they won't go anywhere near “Drops of Jupiter.”(Fans only)

Nationwide Arena

6 p.m. Thursday, May 24

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

ALSO PLAYING: Kandace Springs