Daryl Hall & John Oates are betting that a show full of hits may be the perfect musical comfort food to help fans acclimate to big-venue concerts once more.
The duo — which last performed on Feb. 28, 2020 at New York’s Madison Square Garden — has plans for a 25-date summer tour, opening Aug. 7 in Mansfield, Mass., and including regular HoagieNation festival two nights later in Philadelphia, where Hall and Oates partnered during 1970. Squeeze will be opening through Oct. 1, with KT Tunstall on board for most of the shows.
“Excitement is too easy a word,” Hall told Billboard about the prospect of getting back on the road. “I’m many things. I’m excited about it. I’m apprehensive. I’m nervous. I’m confident. I’m paranoid. I’m everything at once — and when I hit the stage I think it’ll probably be as if I never left.”