Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hall and Oates: Our Kind of Lyme Disease


Veteran singer/songwriter duo Daryl Hall and John Oates get their 2006 tour schedule started next month as they continue to back 2004's "Our Kind of Soul." Hall & Oates are currently scheduled to get things started with a series of early February shows throughout Florida, followed by a swing up the eastern seaboard that so far runs into mid-March. Tickets for some shows are on sale now, while others are due to hit the box office over the next couple of weekends. Details are included below.

...A live DVD, also titled "Our Kind of Soul," hit stores in November. The disc houses footage shot during Hall & Oates' 2005 tour--an outing that was waylaid for several weeks after Hall was diagnosed with Lyme disease, a tickborne illness with flu-like symptoms, last July. The ailment forced the act to cancel a number of shows.

"Lyme and other tick-related diseases are very serious maladies that for some reason have been underplayed by the media and medical profession," Hall, who was successfully treated with a lengthy round of antibiotics, wrote in a posting at Hall & Oates' website last summer. "Chronic Lyme causes arthritis, heart problems, stroke--even death. This is serious stuff, and the public should be better informed, as it has reached epidemic proportions in the Northeast! You'll be hearing more from me about this."
I know Daryl Hall's getting Lyme disease isn't funny, but it actually is.

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