Hall & Oates to play St. Augustine Amphitheatre Nov. 9


Popular 1970s and ’80s singing duo Hall and Oates will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Nov. 9 joined by special guests Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

The number-one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates were first signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970s. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to number 1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Tavares. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and signed with RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.

From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six number one singles, including “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 albums.

Numerous contemporary artists list Hall & Oates as major influences, including Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Gym Class Heroes, who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.”

Tickets are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at ticketmaster.com.