The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates return to North Texas for the first time since 2005 to play Allen Event Center, September 10. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. through ticketmas
ter.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at Allen Event Center Box Office: 200 E. Stacy Road #1350 Allen, TX 75002. Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. Undeniably influential in the realm of pop music for their unique fusion of Philly soul and rock ’n’ roll, Daryl Hall and John Oates are revered for their individual songwriting talents, but as a duo, their ageless chemistry, soulful melodies and infectious pop hooks are absolutely legendary. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that a Spin Magazine headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Much like Lou Reed and company, Daryl Hall and John Oates have inspired a wide range of artists including Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Cee Lo Green. 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 Ertegan in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ 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 were dropped 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.” Daryl also wrote the H&O single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of the song in 1985.That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. 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. More recent accolades include being honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards in 2008. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton. Daryl Hall’s latest project is an award-winning monthly web series (and nationally syndicated TV show), Live from Daryl’s House, Live from Daryl’s House. Past episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzenik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nikki Jean, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Allen Stone, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, Fitz & the Tantrums, Neon Trees and Guster. In the fall of 2008, John Oates released his critically acclaimed solo album, 1000 Miles of Life. John dedicated the album to three inspired individuals who had recently passed away, but were major influences in his career—producer Arif Mardin (who produced Hall & Oates’ first two albums on Atlantic Records), Jerry Lynn Williams (a writer who contributed songs to Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King, among others) and his original guitar mentor Jerry Ricks, who introduced him to the roots blues/folk scene in Philadelphia in the late ‘60s. In April of 2011, John Oates released his solo album, Mississippi Mile on Elektra Records. People Magazine gave the album 3 out of 4 stars. Five months later, Daryl released another solo album, Laughing Down Crying, on Verve Records. The albums have received critical acclaim from such outlets as the Huffington Post, Spinner and Pop Matters, who said of Laughing Down Crying: “With the songs that make up this fine collection of American soul and pop music, Hall proves that with the pen and at the mic, his voice is more than capable of reaching the depths and heights of emotional truth.” Most recently, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates. The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased). For more information about Daryl Hall and John Oates’ upcoming performance at Allen Event Center on September 10, visit alleneventcenter.com. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at Allen Event Center Box Office: 200 E. Stacy Road #1350 Allen, TX 75002.
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