Hall & Oates: Special Guests KT Tunstall & Squeeze
If you’re a Daryl Hall & John Oates fan, they’re making your dreams come true this summer. Daryl Hall & John Oates are hitting the road for a tour of North American amphitheaters and they are bringing Squeeze and KT Tunstall along for the ride stopping at Jones Beach on Wed, Aug 11, 2021.
UK rock band Squeeze and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will support. After a series of sporadic warm-up dates across February, March and May, the proper tour begins May 29th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and wraps up September 2nd at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire. “Squeeze are unique, have great songs and don’t sound like anybody else,” John Oates says. “I’ve been a fan of theirs from the very beginning and our audience is going to love them.” Daryl Hall feels the same way. “They are great songwriters,” he says. “Their songs are eclectic, yet they have soul. They’re just a great addition to the show.”
The excitement works both ways. “I am so excited and jumping for joy with the prospect of this tour with Daryl Hall and John Oates,” Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook says in a statement. “They are the bees knees! I had the pleasure of seeing an awesome show of theirs in Kentucky last year, and feel that we are a match made in heaven, to be consummated at every show!”
Tunstall came onto the scene years after the two headliners of the tour, but her relationship with Hall goes back a long time. “She was one of the first artists I had on Live from Daryl’s House,” he says, referencing her 2008 appearance on his ongoing web show. “We just clicked. And now we include her whenever we can because she needs to be exposed as much as possible, especially in America. I’m more than willing to do that. I love her songs and I love singing with her.”
As always, Daryl Hall & John Oates will focus their set on their catalog of enormous pop hits, including “Private Eyes,” “Rich Girl,” “Maneater” and “You Make My Dreams.” “I feel a professional responsibility to play the songs that people want to hear,” Oates says. “They are the songs that have made us who we are. We have a lot of them. The only problem is we have too many of them, but that’s a problem that many artists would love to have.” “A few years back we had a big show where we didn’t play ‘Private Eyes’ for some reason,” says Hall. ” “People got pissed off. They got angry at us. You can’t do that. You have to play these songs.”