One of the most famous American musical duos of all time is Hall & Oates. It comprises of Darryl Hall and John Oates and the duo originated from Philadelphia. The lead vocalist role in this duo is played by Darryl Hall, who also plays a great variety of instruments as well. On the other hand, John Oates plays the electric guitar primarily but he also plays a great variety of instruments apart from this. Oates is also responsible for providing the backing vocals and has also lent his voice to a few lead singles. Other than this, the highly versatile combo also write their songs either in collaboration with each other or separately. They made their mark by playing a fusion of rock and roll music along with rhythm and blues. The duo dominated the late part of the 70s decade and continued their reign till mid 1980s. Their fusion music according to them was “rock and soul”. This is mainly because of the songs that they wrote along with the melody that they produced. Even critics of the duo recognize that the genre they truly belong to is a merger of rock n roll, rhythm, and blues. The duo has gained much popularity from charting number one on Billboards Hot 100 multiple times. They were six in total with “Rich Girl” leading the front, then there was “Kiss on My List” which was succeeded by “Private Eyes”, then there was “I Can’t Go for that (No Can Do)” then they delivered the hit labeled “Maneater” and lastly there was “Out of Touch”. Apart from this, many of the group’s songs were able to reach the Top 40 charts. The duo has a large number of hit songs that got charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. Out of the albums that Hall & Oates delivered, seven were able to get RIAA platinum certification while six albums of the duo have a RIAA gold citification to their name.
This success was able to get Hall & Oates listed as the most successful duo to have been a part of the rock era. This recognition was bestowed upon them by the Billboard magazine which had them listed above “The Everly Brothers”. Due to their ever growing success, the duo was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. This honor was bestowed on them in the year 2002 and served to fuel their success even more. According to the Billboard magazine, which had Hall & Oates listed as the no 1 duo of all time, Hall & Oates were on number 15 of the list of 100 greatest artists of all time. If this isn’t enough, the duo was inducted in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” in the year 2014 in April. This clearly shows the popularity and the extent of fan following of the duo. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Hall & Oates Tickets!
Hall & Oates 2015 Tour
Hall & Oates has been touring the world with their many hits for over 40 years now. The legendary duo continues to thrill live audiences around the globe, and Hall & Oates 2015 tour is one of the most anticipated tours from the duo over the last decade. The 2015 Tour will take Hall & Oates to dozens of cities accross North America, including Atlanta, Berkley, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Like many of the previous Hall & Oates tours, the 2015 Tour will see the duo play in mostly intimate venues, giving fans the opportunity to catch their favorite Hall & Oates classics up close and personal.