ST. LOUIS, Sep 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- John Oates, one of the most famous mustached rock 'n soul performers in music history, will reunite with his mustache as headliner of the American Mustache Institute's 'Stache Bash 2009, presented by Quicken Online.
The show will be the first appearance of Oates and his mustache since the two parted ways, reportedly in Tokyo in 1990. His mustache has since gone on to star in the new animated series "J-Stache," while Oates has continued to tour the world.
"We are proud to be bringing the two back together for the first time," said Dr. Abraham Froman, executive director of the American Mustache Institute. "This will be an important event, not unlike the moment when Frank Sinatra reunited Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin or when the cast of "Saved by the Bell" appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show. It's big."
In its fourth year, the Halloween-oriented 'Stache Bash is a music and mustache extravaganza benefitting Challenger Baseball routinely drawing more than 1,000 attendees. It will take place October 30 in St. Louis at the historic Roberts Orpheum Theater, and tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster beginning September 18.
With a forthcoming deluxe Hall & Oates box-set, "J-Stache," and a new solo album - 1000 Miles of Life - on the way, Oates will headline a bill that includes Chicago's the Flavor Savers and St. Louis' Hazzard To Ya Booty, who are in fact, a hazard to your booty.
"I'm really looking forward to playing 'Stache Bash in St. Louis as it's always been a great music town and a cradle of Hall & Oates fans," said Oates.
The AMI's Froman, however, was reticent about Oates' appearance but the reunion between the man and lip sweater will be permanent.
"Like the right wing of the Israeli Parliament, we're a hard-line organization and debated long and hard whether we could allow Mr. Oates to play 'Stache Bash," Froman added. "But then we thought, 'maybe this is an opportunity to bring him back to his senses?'"
For more information about 'Stache Bash, visit www.AmericanMustacheInstitute.org or call 877-STACHE-1.
The American Mustache Institute, the bravest organization in the history of mankind behind only the U.S. Military and the post-Jim Henson Muppets, is the world's only facial hair advocacy and research organization, with more than 700 global chapters. AMI battles negative stereotypes and discrimination against Mustached Americans. Based in St. Louis due to the presence of the world's largest mustache - the Gateway Arch - the organization is committed to recapturing the mustache's glory years of the 1970s, when there existed a climate of acceptance, understanding, and flavor saving for people of Mustached American descent.
About Challenger Baseball
Challenger Baseball is a baseball league for youngsters and adults with developmental disabilities. The fundamental goal of Challenger Baseball is to give every player the chance to play. To realize that goal, Challenger has two basic rules: every player bats each inning, and every player plays the field. The league does not count strikes, and does not count outs. Every player scores and every player wins. Challenger Baseball participants learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also experience teamwork, being cheered on by a crowd, and being encouraged by peers. All players are named all-stars and all receive trophies.
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American Mustache Institute
Dr. Abraham Jonas Froman, 877-STACHE-1
Scott Gulbransen, 858-215-7594
For John Oates
Jonathan Wolfson, 818-615-0499
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