Number One-Selling Duo in Music History
Rock’s dynamic duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates will return to DPAC for the first time since their last sell-out 2011 performance. Arguably one of pop music’s most influential acts, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ unique fusion of Philly soul and rock ‘n’ roll have made the singer-songwriter duo legendary.
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters 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.
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo scored six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl," “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That," “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.”