Hall & Oates to play in Huntington

May 8, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The No. 1 selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, are bringing their truckload of hits to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena for a concert on Monday, Aug. 19.

Tickets to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $125.50, and $199.50, and are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10 at livenation.com and at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

The last performance by Daryl Hall and John Oates together in the market was a Feb. 19, 1983, concert in Charleston.

John Oates has performed twice as a solo artist with his band on “Mountain Stage” in May of 2012 and January of 2018.

The duo is coming off of a highly successful 2018 tour with Train.

This year, the group is in June touring South America for the first time, notching up a stack of dates in Europe and rolling back stateside in August when they begin several months of large festival and fair dates, including Louisville’s Bourbon and Beyond Fest.

One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.

Elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, the duo was signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970s, and since then Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history.

Their 1973 debut album, “Abandoned Luncheonette,” 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-1970s to the

mid-1980s, 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 — 1976′s “Bigger Than Both of Us,” 1980′s “Voices,” 1981′s “Private Eyes,” 1982′s “H20,” 1983′s “Rock N Soul, Part I” and 1984′s “Big Bam Boom.” The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”

Hall also wrote the H&O single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of in 1985.

That same year, Hall and Oates participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia.

By 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.

Go online at https://www.hallandoates.com/to find out more about the band and go online at www.bigsandyarena.com for more info about the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.