The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates announced today they will return to Madison Square Garden on Friday, February 19th. This is the duo’s first performance at Madison Square Garden since their two sell-out shows in 1985. The performance features special guests Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Mayer Hawthorne and goes on sale Friday, November 6th at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. 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.”
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.
Last year, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And today the duo is still making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.