From the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division
Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number one selling duo in music history, will perform againÂ atÂ the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 8 p.m.Â Dec.Â 6. Hall and Oates last performed at the Amphitheatre on March 1, 2013.
Hall and Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameÂ this year.Â They have become such musical influences on some of todayâ€™s popular artists …Â the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazineâ€™s headline read: â€œWhy Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.â€ Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTVâ€™s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour â€œDaryl Hall for President Tour 2007.â€ One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegan in the 1970â€™s, their debut album Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single Sheâ€™s Gone, which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren). They asked to be released from their contract with Atlantic to sign with RCA, a tenure that would catapult the duo to international superstardom.
From the mid-â€™70s to the mid-â€™80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including Rich Girl (also #1 R&B), Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Canâ€™t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), Maneater and Out of Touch from their six consecutive multi-platinum albumsâ€”â€™76â€™s Bigger Than Both of Us, â€™80â€™s Voices, â€™81â€™s Private Eyes, â€˜82â€™s H2O, â€˜83â€™s Rock N Soul, Part I and â€˜84â€™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 Isnâ€™t So and Method of Modern Love.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Go toÂ www.staugamphitheatre.comÂ Â for more details.
IF YOU GO
- SHOW: Daryl Hall & John Oates
- VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South
- DATE: Saturday, Dec. 6
- TIME: Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
- TICKET PRICES: $89.50 â€“ seated pit; $69.50 – 100 level; $59.50 – 200 level; $49.50 – 300 level; $39.50 â€“ obstructed
- WEBSITE: www.hallandoates.com, www.staugamphitheatre.comÂ