No. 1 selling duo in music history Daryl Hall and John Oates will make their return to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. English rock band Squeeze will support.
Tickets cost $156, $106, $91, $71 and $51. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25, at noon. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.myhrl.com. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Additional fees may apply.
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall and John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become musical influences to some of today’s popular artists, including Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” 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 Ertegun in the ‘70s, Daryl Hall and John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, “Abandoned Luncheonette,” produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single “She’s Gone,” which also went to No. 1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, “War Babies,” before they left 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 No. 1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also No. 1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums – “Bigger Than Both of Us,” “Voices,” “Private Eyes,” “H2O,” “ Rock N Soul, Part I” and “Big Bam Boom.” The era would also produce an additional five Top-10 singles, including “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
Hall also wrote the Daryl Hall and John Oates 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 No.1 selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.
On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. 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.
In 2014, Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.