John Oates Concert
What can you expect when you go to a performance by rock legend John Oates from the iconic rock duo Hall and Oates? Surely the chance to take in some classic Hall and Oates hits like “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “Kiss on My List,” but also the opportunity to discover new favorites from his solo albums. With a 50 year discography that spans from the early 70s to today, there’s no shortage of incredible tracks that may find their way onto a John Oates concert setlist.
Hall and Oates Songs
Working together under the name Hall and Oates, John Oates and his longtime musical partner Daryl Hall produced 21 albums. During the course of their prolific output, Oates contributed lead vocals on songs like “She’s Gone” from their second album Abandoned Luncheonette, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” from Voices and “How Does It Feel to Be Back” from that same album. Not just a brilliant vocalist, Oates also co-wrote top ten Hall and Oates songs such as:
- “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”
- “Adult Education”
- “You Make My Dreams”
- “Sara Smile”
- “Out of Touch”
John Oates Solo Songs
In addition to being a part of Hall and Oates, John Oates has also showcased his songcraft on a number of solo studio albums like Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile, and Good Road To Follow and Arkansas. John Oates has also released five live albums from 2002 through the present. So, who knows, maybe the next John Oates show you see will become a live album!
Besides Daryl Hall, John Oates has also collaborated with many artists over the years including the Good Road Band who contributed to his Live in Nashville album and renowned guitarist Guthrie Trapp who has worked with iconic artists like Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.
John Oates incredible career and knack for collaboration have earned him many accolades including:
- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
- American Songwriters Hall of Famer
- BMI Icon Award recipient, along with winning multiple other BMI awards
- American Music Award recipient
- Multi-time winner of MTV awards
- Multiple Grammy nominations
No matter who John Oates is playing with while going on tour, it’ll be worth your while to go and see him in concert. He plays with both an acoustic and electric guitar, so few live shows are able to match an Oates concert’s distinct blend of influences and sounds.