Daryl Hall & John Oates, the number one selling duo in music history, will take the Grandstand stage for the first time at The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 1. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, February 8, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right and their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion. Signed in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts.
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score 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. The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
In 1985, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. By 1987, the Recording Industry Association of America recognized Daryl Hall & John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.
On April 10, 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series and television show, Live from Daryl’s House. “It was a light bulb moment,” he says of the show’s genesis. “I’ve had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet.”
Tickets for Daryl Hall & John Oates show are $109 and $79 and go on sale on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. at the Fair Box Office, Ticketmater.com or over the phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are still available for Brooks & Dunn on Thursday, August 29. All fair show tickets include admission into the Fair.
The Fair Box Office located next to the Fairgrounds Farmers Market will hold special Box Office hours every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In the month of February.
For more information and ticket links, visit the fair’s web site at www.allentownfairpa.org.