Hall & Oates - First NZ Shows in 30 Years

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Hall & Oates - First NZ Shows in 30 Years

The number one selling duo in music history, the pioneers of rock’n’soul, Daryl & John Oates are returning to New Zealand for their first shows in more than 30 years! Joining them for what promises to be a truly bedazzling summer concert event is one of Australia’s most revered bands Icehouse, playing their first NZ shows in more than 20 years!  
 
The two musical trail-blazers will perform two a day on the green winery concerts at Church Road Winery, Napier on Saturday January 28 and Villa Maria Estate, Auckland on Sunday January 29.
                                                                                                                            
Keen music aficionado’s may well remember the link between these two fine acts – John Oates having co-written and sung on the Icehouse hit ‘Electric Blue’.  Of course, they also share a legacy of an incredible musical catalogue, chart and radio domination and have inspired and influenced the musical environment of their time - and since!
 
"I haven't been to New Zealand in way too long,” Daryl says. “The people are great and I know that they love music.  We're all going to have a good time." In fact, Hall and Oates haven’t been to NZ since they played the Logan Campbell Centre in 1980!

Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates scored six US #1 singles, ‘Rich Girl’, ‘Kiss On My List’, ‘Private Eyes’, ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, ‘Maneater’ and ‘Out Of Touch’ from six consecutive multi-platinum selling albums.  Along with ‘Sara Smile’, ‘One On One’, ‘You Make My Dreams’ and the sublime ‘She’s Gone’, they racked up a phenomenal 34 Billboard chart hits.

The re-emergence of Icehouse into the touring world has been met with an overwhelming response, one that befits Iva Davies’ iconic status. From their recent live performances in Australia, it’s obvious the band is in great form and ready to excite fans once again.