Popular rock and soul icons Daryl Hall and John Oates recently announced their summer 2018 U.S. Tour with pop-rock band train. The summer tour, which is slated to begin May 1 in Sacramento, California, runs through August and hits most of the major metropolitan hubs in the United States, including Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Washington, D.C. and of course, the duo's hometown, Philadelphia. Music lovers will remember Hall And Oates for their slew of hits in the 1980s, including "Kiss on My List," "Maneater" and "Out of Touch."

Special show in Philadelphia

The Philly show on May 26 will find the duo commemorating the second-annual Hoagie Nation festival, a celebration of music, culture and food that is organized by Hall and Oates and features Train, Fitz and the Tantrums, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, and more bands to be announced.

Hoagie Nation will take place Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia, just as it did in its inaugural year. The outdoor festival, held at Festival Pier, is billed as a "multi-act" show and kicks off the city's outdoor summer concert season.

Train to co-headline tour

Pop-rock group Train, fronted by Pennsylvania native Patrick Monahan, is co-headlining with Hall and Oates for the duration of the tour. Train is responsible for many radio favorites over the past 20 years, including "Hey, Soul Sister" and "Drops of Jupiter." Their style of rock blended with Monahan's soaring vocals should provide a nice balance to Hall and Oates on the bill.

But do they really still rock?

Naysayers might surmise that 70-somethings like Hall and Oates no longer have what it takes to rock the house (or the festival pier, if that is the case).

However, nothing could be further from the truth. As a longtime fan of the duo, I can attest to the fact that yes, they do, indeed, still rock with the best of them. Every time I've seen them live (which is over 20 times at this count), they have never disappointed. They put on a heck of a show with each and every concert, and their energy is awe-inspiring, especially to tired 40- and 50-somethings watching them and musing, "How can they still do that?'"

With shows that are usually two hours or more in length, those in attendance will hear fan favorites such as "Rich Girl," "Sara Smile" and "Say It Isn't So." They will also be treated to gems from the duo's back catalog, like "Do What You Want, Be What You Are," "Back Together Again" and "Everytime You Go Away." Some lucky audiences will be pleased to hear the duo's rendition of Philadelphia native Billy Paul's classic, "Me and Mrs. Jones." Take it from a true music fan -- if you go to see Hall and Oates and Train on this tour, you shouldn't be disappointed.