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KANDACE SPRINGS TO OPEN FOR DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES AND TRAIN'S SUMMER 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

KANDACE SPRINGS TO OPEN FOR DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES AND TRAIN'S SUMMER 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

February 27 2018

Nashville singer and pianist Kandace Springs has announced that she will be opening for multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train along their co-headline North American summer tour, which kicks off May 1 in Sacramento, CA and wraps August 11 in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the extensive trek will make over 35 stops across the U.S. and Canada including Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Kandace’s hometown Nashville. Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES AND TRAIN PLUS SPECIAL GUEST KANDACE SPRINGS - 2018 SUMMER TOUR:

5/1 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

5/4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center

5/6 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

5/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

5/10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

5/12 –St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

5/16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

5/18 – Chicago, IL – United Center

5/20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena 

5/22 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

5/24 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

5/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Hoagie Nation

6/05 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

6/7 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center

6/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

6/11 – Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena

6/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

6/15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

6/18 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

6/20 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center

6/22 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

6/24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center

5/26 – Orlando, FL – Anway Center

6/28 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

6/30 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 

7/13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre 

7/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Adel Arena 

7/18 – Omaha, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

7/20 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

7/22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena

7/24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

7/26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

7/28 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center

7/31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum 

8/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

8/4 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena

8/7 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

8/9 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

8/11 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena

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Prince once said that Kandace Springs “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Another legend, Daryl Hall, also discovered Kandace early on, inviting her to perform on his TV show Live from Daryl’s House.

Kandace’s 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okayplayer called her as “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist.”

Kandace’s 2016 debut album Soul Eyes presented an already remarkably mature artistic voice with an album that touched upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. MOJO marveled at the album’s “sensuous vocals with minimalist yet elegant arrangements” while The Guardian raved that “she has a rare ability that can’t be taught – to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.”