Happy Birthday to John Oates of Hall & Oates, who turns 72 today (April 7th)!!! Back in February, Hall & Oates played to a full house at New York's Madison Square Garden with Squeeze serving as their opening act. Health permitting, the two groups will be on tour throughout the spring and summer. Daryl Hall and John Oates are currently prepping their first album of all-new material in 17 years.
On the solo front, John Oates played a string of 2019 dates in support of his live EP, John Oates With The Good Road Band – Live. The set features live tracks from his 2018 shows in support of his critically acclaimed Americana album, Arkansas. In 2017, Oates published his autobiography, Change Of Seasons, via St. Martin’s Press. In addition to his legendary work with Hall & Oates, the memoir discusses all aspects of Oates personal and professional life.
Back in 2015 John Oates, who juggles acoustic solo dates between Hall & Oates shows, issued his latest live DVD, the Nashville-based Another Good Road. In April 2014, Hall & Oates were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the annual ceremonies held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center — a full 17 years after they first became eligible.