“Rich Girl”, “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”, “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” are just some of the songs that have made Hall & Oates the number-one selling duo in music history.
Today it was announced that Daryl Hall and John Oates will travel to Ireland this summer to play two dates, the Iveagh Gardens Dublin on 5th July and Live at the Marquee Cork on 8th July.
Daryl Hall & John Oates have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.
From the mid-‘70s to the mid-‘80s, the duo would score 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 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.” By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today. They are also 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
In March 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment released their first new concert video in seven years: Daryl Hall And John Oates: Live In Dublin on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats. Filmed at the Olympia Theatre on July 15, 2014, this set features the duo’s first ever concert performance in Dublin.
Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series (and MTV Live show), Live from Daryl’s House (www.livefromdarylshouse.com) which is also aired weekly on MTV Live.
John Oates released his memoir, Change Of Seasonsin 2017. Relying on his many handwritten journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories, ranging over his entire life and shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures, taking the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities, and music that have shaped him into who he is.
Tickets for Hall & Oates go on sale this Thursday 7th March and will be available from:
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