By DONNA BALANCIA
Hall & Oates have finalized their 25-date tour, which launches August 5 in Mansfield, Mass., and includes the HoagieNation Festival Presented by Daryl Hall and John Oates on August 7 in Philadelphia, it was announced.
The Hall & Oates tour was cut short last year by the pandemic but picks up where it left off with East Coast and midwest dates before wrapping in Los Angeles, Hawaii and Connecticut. Special guests Squeeze and KT Tunstall, who were slated for the 2020 tour, will support on most of the tour stops. VIP and general tickets for the tour are available now here.
“For a lot of our fans, we may have been the last ticket they bought before lockdown,” Hall said of their New York City show a year ago February. “Now we want to be the first show they look forward to as the world reopens.”
“The world needs live music and playing live has been an important part of my life,” Oates said. “The fans miss it and I miss it and it’s going to be exciting and emotional to get back on tour again.”
Hall & Oates have captured a whole new audience as they’ve become a favorite of younger fans who adore the duo’s R and B and soulful music. Hall and Oates prove that good music can transcend the generations.
In 1987, the Recording Academy recognized Hall and Oates as the No. 1-selling duo in music history. In 2003, the duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008 and in 2014 Hall & Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Supporting Hall & Oates are Squeeze, also known as Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford. Probably the best known song in the U.S. is the band’s hit “Black Coffee in Bed,” which has received multitudes of radio plays over the years. Other hit tracks include “Tempted,” “Hourglass,” “Cool For Cats”, “Up The Junction” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell.”
Scottish-born singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall burst on the scene with hits such as “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See”, which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. She has released six albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010), Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon(2013), KIN (2016) and WAX (2018).
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES 2021 TOUR DATES
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