FORT WORTH – After selling out their upcoming February 28 performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in short order, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates have announced a 32-date North American summer tour with Squeeze and KT Tunstall. Produced by Live Nation, the latest tour by the best-selling duo of all-time will kick off this May at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA and make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 2 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New Hampshire. Full touring route below.
Pre-sale for VIP and general tickets start Tuesday, Jan. 21 and extend through Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm local time. General on-sale starts Friday, January 24th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 21st at 10am local time until Thursday, January 23rd at 10pm. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.
Read more on the tour here on Rolling Stone.
Daryl Hall & John Oates will preview their anticipated MSG performance with a show at Hershey, PA’s Giant Center on Wednesday, February 26th. They will then play select shows in California and Hawaii, as well as a two-night stand at Mashantucket, CT’s Foxwoods Resort Casino.
“Can’t wait to get out there and have some fun playing with my friends to all of my friends,” says Hall.
“I’m really looking forward to a big time 2020 tour!” say Oates. “Having KT Tunstall and Squeeze on the bill with us is just gonna make for an amazing night of music. Can’t wait to see you all on the road.”
“I have long been a Hall and Oates fan and this tour is a real treat, a chance to hear all of those great songs each night,” says Squeeze’s Chris Difford. “This is a tour I’m really looking forward to.”
“I am so excited and jumping for joy with the prospect of this tour with Daryl Hall and John Oates,” says fellow Squeeze member Glenn Tilbrook. “They are the bees knees! I had the pleasure of seeing an awesome show of theirs in Kentucky last year, and feel that we are a match made in heaven, to be consummated at every show!”
“How did I get so lucky!” says KT Tunstall. “I’m going on a grand adventure across the United States this summer with my legendary friends Hall & Oates, along with incredible Squeeze. Just to see this show is a thrill … being on the tour … talk about making my dreams come true … (Go on, you know you wanna sing it). Come and join us for a show!”
Daryl Hall & John Oates are legends who continue to inspire today’s musical trailblazers. Their influence on multiple generations of musicians and songwriters is perhaps best summarized by SPIN who claimed “Hall and Oates are the new Velvet Underground.” On-the-record fans include: Cameron Crowe, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Adam Sandler, John Mayer, Booker T. Jones, Rob Thomas, Brandon Flowers, Amos Lee, Ben Gibbard and Nick Lowe.
The international multi-platinum-selling group has sold more albums than any other duo in music history. 1973’s Atlantic debut Abandoned Luncheonette and 1974’s Todd Rundgren-produced War Babies kicked off a record-breaking career that yielded six consecutive multi-platinum albums: Bigger Than Both of Us (1976), Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), the greatest hits collection Rock N Soul, Part 1 (1983) and Big Bam Boom (1984).
The duo’s collection of No. 1 singles include “Rich Girl” (Also No. 1 R&B charts), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch.” Their Top 10 singles include “She’s Gone” (No. 1 R&B), “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say it Isn’t So,” “Everything Your Heart Desires,” “Family Man,” “Adult Education,” “Did It In A Minute” and “Method of Modern Love.” In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they hold to this day.
In 2003, the legendary duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, they were honored at BMI’s Pop Awards with the Icon Award, and in 2014, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016, they together received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The duo has recently toured with Tears For Fears, Train, Allen Stone and more. Watch Daryl Hall’s and John Oates’ lively performance of “Maneater” from Daryl Hall And John Oates: Live in Dublin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbDhc3QBwU
Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have been compared to Lennon and McCartney since “Take Me I’m Yours,” their first release in 1978, blasted the band into the forefront of the UK music scene. The legendary duo have since written all of their hits as well as recorded 15 studio albums, 14 compilation albums, four live albums, one extended play and 48 singles. Following their hits including “Tempted,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Hourglass,” “Cool For Cats”, “Up The Junction” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell,” they established themselves as two of the most prolific songwriters of their time with each amassing a wealth of melody-rich earworms over the past four decades as both Squeeze and solo artists. They have also received an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, the Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award and the Mojo Icon Award.
Singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall enchants and engages with every song, and that’s why she continues to resonate not only among fans, but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye To The Telescope spawning such international hits as “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See”, which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. That same year she won her first BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist, and earned Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations in 2007. KT 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), cementing her reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerizing live artist.
Daryl Hall & John Oates 2020 North American Tour Dates
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 – the Mann at Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA * =
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 Amphitheater – 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 *^
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 *^
* w/ Squeeze
^ w/ KT Tunstall
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