Hall & Oates Add Fall And Winter Stops To Tour Itinerary
Daryl Hall and John Oates have just added a string of new fall and winter stops to their upcoming schedule. The pair, who's the most successful duo in the history of popular music, have a total of three new stops in Oklahoma, along with shows coming up in California; Connecticut; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Tennessee; and South Carolina.
After 40 years on the road, we asked Daryl Hall how he and John Oates keep the shows fresh year after year: "You find different ways of doing it because within the song, there's so much -- I mean most people's songs -- but in our songs, there's so much room for improvisation. We just play around with songs and change them up all the time. Most of our band members have been with us for at least, I don't know, 15 years, 20 years, even longer. And so we have a telepathic relationship."
With a thriving solo career and happy family life, John Oates admitted that he's far happier with the state of his career now, than during Hall & Oates' peak years during the 1980's: "The most difficult thing to deal with that accompanies success is a demand on your time. So during the '80s, we never stopped. It was writing, recording, making videos, touring. And it was an endless cycle for five or six years straight, and it was like a blur. I mean, I can't honestly say that that I enjoyed those huge pop star years -- as much as I enjoyed some of the other years where maybe we weren't quite so popular. They were just a blur and a constant cycle of work, basically. I was kind of to step out of it and step aside."
UPDATED: Daryl Hall & John Oates tour dates (subject to change):
September 10 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center
September 12 - Catoosa, OK - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
September 14 - Newkirk, OK - First Council Casino
September 15 - Concho, OK - Lucky Star Casino
September 18 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
September 20 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
September 22 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
September 23 - Valley Center, CA - Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort
November 30 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand At Foxwoods
December 1 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Center
December 3 - York, PA - Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
December 5 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center For The Arts
December 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium
December 12 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
December 14 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre