Hall & Oates music is a large part of the soundtrack of life for many music lovers. With numerous mega-hits throughout the late 70s and 80s, the gifted rock/pop duo has remained a staple on radio, in film and TV soundtracks and in the hearts of fans. So with the recent announcement that the band will embark on a summer tour, excitement is brewing for some “One on One,” time with these music legends.
The tour kicks off May 13 in Dallas, and winds its way across the country all summer long, but Phoenix-based fans of the band will have to wait until Sept. 14 for the tour to make a stop in the Valley.
Daryl Hall and John Oats have been making great music together for more than 45 years, but it was the time from 1976 through 1984 that would mark their greatest commercial success. With six number-one singles during these years (“Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and “Out of Touch”), from 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), Hall & Oates owned an era. With five more singles that reached the top-ten, (“Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love”), Hall and Oats had firmly embedded their sound and cemented their legacy.
In 1987, the duo of Daryl Hall and John Oates was recognized as the number one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today—and likely will continue to hold for a long time. Both Hall and Oates were individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 2004 and in 2014 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a duo.
Together as a duo and separately, both Daryl Hall and John Oates have continued to make great music and have inspired new generations of fans and musicians alike. Since 2007, Live From Daryl’s House, a web-based TV show featuring Hall and an array of eclectic musical guests playing from his home is a fan – and critic favorite. And John Oates has remained a part of the fabric of the industry, writing and collaborating with new artists.
Phoenix fans can purchase tickets to the Sept. 14 show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion now by visiting LiveNation.com. Tickets range in price from $25 -$125. The Amphitheater Tour also features Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Showtime is 7 p.m.