Cover Photo Credit Mick Rock
Fri Jan 31, 2020

From the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates scored six #1 singles, including "Rich Girl" (also #1 R&B), "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), "Maneater" and "Out of Touch" from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums -- '76's Bigger Than Both of Us, '80's Voices, '81's Private Eyes, '82's H2O, '83's Rock N Soul, Part I and '84's Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles, "Sara Smile," "One on One," "You Make My Dreams," "Say It Isn't So" and "Method of Modern Love." In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the top-selling duo in pop music history, a record they still hold today.

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In 2018, Daryl Hall and John Oates released ‘Philly Don’t Forget Me’ with Train, which brought them back on the charts with a tribute to their Philadelphia roots, combining a current production with their trademark sound. Subsequent touring began and the world’s top-selling musical duo achieved a career milestone in June 2019 when they performed their first-ever concerts in Argentina, Chile and Brazil (Lunas Park Stadium, Buenos Aires Movistar Arena, Santiago, Espaco das Americas, Sao Paulo).

Listen to ‘Philly Don’t Forget Me’ here:

The 2020 Tour has Daryl Hall and John Oates back out there, hitting the road with an extensive from February until September in the US and a one night concert in Toronto, Canada on July 10, 2020 on the Budweiser Stage. Special guests Squeeze and KT Tunstall are also appearing (as marked below)

February 26 – Giant Center – Hershey, PA *
February 28 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY *^
March 21 – Fantasy Springs Resort – Indio, CA
March 27 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI
March 29 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Kahului, HI
May 15 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 16 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 23 – Hoagie Nation – Philadelphia, PA * (Presale starts Wednesday 1/22)
May 29 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA *^
May 31 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA *^
June 3 – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center – Portland, OR *^
June 5 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA *^
June 7 – Toyota Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA *^
June 10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA *^
June 12 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ *^
June 14 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO *^
June 17 – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX *^
June 19 – Germania Insurance Amphitheatre – Austin, TX *^
June 21 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX *^
July 10 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON *^
July 12 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH *^
July 14 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH *^Daryl Hall & John Oates Tour
July 16 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN *^
July 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL *^
July 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI *^
July 22 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN *^
July 24 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO *^
July 26 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI *^
July 28 – S&T Bank Music Park – Pittsburgh, PA *^
July 30 – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview – Syracuse, NY *^
August 13 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA *^
August 15 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL *^
August 18 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC *^
August 20 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA *^
August 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD *^
August 25 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY *^
August 27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ *^
August 29 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA *^
August 31 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY *^
September 2 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH *^

The 1973 release of the Abandoned Luncheonette album saw Daryl Hal and John Oates garner a huge Canadian audience with songs like Las Vegas Turnaround, When the Morning, Comes Sara Smile, Had I Known You Better and the classic She’s Gone. “She’s Gone’ is the song that really defines us – as it one of the first songs we wrote together”, says Daryl Hall.  “It was the first song that put us on the map and the first song that the world ever heard from us”, adds John Oates.

Listen to She’s Gone (album version) here:

For tickets to the Daryl Hall and John Oates on the Budweiser stage in Toronto visit Ticketmaster.
Friday, July 10, 2020, 7 pm

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Editor’s Note: I had the extreme pleasure of being the Music Director at CJFM (FM 96 in Montreal, QC) who broke the record “She’s Gone” from Abandoned Luncheonette as well as playing almost every other track on the album in 1973. My lifelong respect and love of the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates began there and those songs, along with their subsequent hits, are still a mainstay on my personal playlist. We are looking forward to having them back in Canada. The buzz has already started.