Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train announced their momentous co-headline North American summer tour, kicking off May 1 in Sacramento, CA and wrapping August 11 in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the extensive trek will make over 35 stops across the U.S. and Canada including Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and more. This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award winning hitmakers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a showstopping joint set.
Daryl Hall said of the summer outing, “This is going to be a tour filled with fun as well as great music. I love Train, and have a close relationship with Pat Monahan, going back to our ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ show together.”
“Looking forward to an amazing tour with our buddies from Train and seeing all our fans around the country in 2018,” added John Oates.
“I’ve known Daryl Hall and John Oates for a few years now and after being their fan my entire life, we now get to tour with them and spend time with legends in the world of music. This will be a career highlight for all of us in Train and a show that you won’t want to miss,” said Pat Monahan.
The 2018 tour also marks the return of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ HoagieNation Festival, taking place Saturday, May 26 in their hometown of Philadelphia at the Festival Pier. The annual celebration of food, music and culture will include tour mates Train as well as special guests Fitz and the Tantrums, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, and more to be announced. There will also be a pre-party Friday, May 25 at the Fillmore Philadelphia, complete with live music and an exclusive culinary experience. Full festival details at www.HoagieNation.com.
Daryl Hall & John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, according to the R.I.A.A. The duo from Philadelphia has scored six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom.
In 2003, Daryl and John were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, they were honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. In 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2016, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Daryl Hall & John Oates with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Train is a multi-GRAMMY and Billboard award-winning band from San Francisco, CA that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album – hits include “Drops Of Jupiter,” “Hey, Soul Sister” “Drive By” and “Play That Song.” They’ve sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, amassed over a billion streams with multiple platinum/gold citations, and dozens of other honors. Last year, the band released their 8th studio album, a girl a bottle a boat, via Columbia Records spawning the lead single, “Play That Song,” which went platinum in 4 countries including the US, hit Top 5 on the US iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, charted at Adult Top 40 and holds almost 70 Million streams on Spotify alone.