The number-one selling duo in music history, the pioneers of rock’n’soul, Daryl Hall & John Oates are returning to New Zealand for their first shows in more than 30 years!
Joining them for what promises to be a truly bedazzling summer concert event is one of Australia’s most revered bands Icehouse, playing their first NZ shows in more than 20 years!
The two musical trail-blazers will perform two a day on the green winery concerts at Church Road Winery, Napier on Saturday January 28 and Villa Maria Estate, Auckland on Sunday January 29.
"I haven't been to New Zealand in way too long,” Daryl says. “The people are great and I know that they love music. We're all going to have a good time." In fact, Hall and Oates haven’t been to NZ since they played the Logan Campbell Centre in 1980!
Iva Davies adds: “Electric Blue went on to be one of Icehouse's biggest hits around the world. He and Daryl Hall are amazing musicians, writers, arrangers, performers and great innovators (just check out Live From Daryl's House online and both of John and Daryl's recent solo works). So when the opportunity came to share the stage with them I leapt at it. This is going to be a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to an exciting run of shows.”
Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates scored six US #1 singles, ‘Rich Girl’, ‘Kiss On My List’, ‘Private Eyes’, ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, ‘Maneater’ and ‘Out Of Touch’ from six consecutive multi-platinum selling albums. Along with ‘Sara Smile’, ‘One On One’, ‘You Make My Dreams’ and the sublime ‘She’s Gone’, they racked up a phenomenal 34 Billboard chart hits.
By 1987 the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) recognised Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold. One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere on a new generation of musicians, prompting a Spin Magazine cover story ‘Why Hall & Oates Are The New Velvet Underground”.
Most recently the duo released the box set ‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music Of Daryl Hall & John Oates”, their first comprehensive career spanning offering, featuring 74 tracks (16 previously unreleased).
The re-emergence of Icehouse into the touring world has been met with an overwhelming response, one that befits Iva Davies’ iconic status. From their recent live performances in Australia, it’s obvious the band is in great form and ready to excite fans once again.
This week sees the issue of “White Heat: 30 Hits” which brings together every Icehouse single ever released. The 3 disc set features 30 songs in chronological release order plus a DVD of 32 film clips. The album provides a remarkable journey through the band’s career with hits like ‘Great Southern Land’, ‘Hey Little Girl’, ‘Crazy;’ and ‘Electric Blue’.
Since forming as Flowers in 1977, Icehouse have won acclaim all over the world and it will be an absolute pleasure to see them in full flight once again during this tour.
Officially reforming, Goodshirt have to be one of New Zealand’s best loved pop/rock acts of the last decade. Their string of impressive hits live on as Kiwi music greats and since their hiatus in 2005 they’ve left a large gap on the local music touring scene. Come along and sing along to songs such as #1 chart topper ‘Sophie’, ‘Place To Be’, ‘Green’, ‘Blowing Dirt’, ‘Fiji Baby’, ‘Buck It Up’ and more. This is a rare opportunity to see Goodshirt play their first reformed gig after far too long...