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Daryl Hall and John Oates

Sunday 4 September 2011

Daryl Hall and John Oates

The number one selling duo in music history, the pioneers of rock'n'soul, Daryl Hall & John Oates are returning to Australia for their first Australian tour since 1991, stopping in Melbourne, Mount Cotton, Yarra Valley, Sydney, Bowral and Tanunda.

Joining them for what promises to be a truly bedazzling summer concert event is Australia's own beloved and revered Icehouse.

The two musical trail-blazers will perform a series of a day on the green winery events and, in conjunction with Frontier Touring, indoor concerts in February next year.

Keen music aficionados 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 Australia in way too long," Daryl says. "I love coming to Australia. The people are great and I know that they love music. We're all going to have a good time."

"I remember being invited by Iva Davies to come to Sydney to try to write a song in the late 80s," John Oates says. "We tried for a few days and didn't come up with much of anything. Then we just hung out on the beach while Iva went windsurfing and when we returned to the studio we finally came up with the song Electric Blue."