Hall & Oates & Squeeze Roll Out Rescheduled 2021 Tour Dates

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Daryl Hall & John Oates and Squeeze have rolled out their 2021 itinerary, which was rescheduled from their scrapped 2020 dates. Once again, KT Tunstall will serve as their special guest, with the 24-city trek kicking off on August 5th at Mansfield, Massachusetts' Xfinity Center, and winding down two months later on October 5th at Mountain View, California's Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Daryl Hall recalled to us how "Sara Smile" became Hall & Oates' breakthrough hit in 1976 going all the way to Number Four — thanks in large part to R&B stations picking up on the track: [It was like wildfire and it spread that way and then we finally made it, for the first time, we made it on to the pop charts, onto AM radio and I remember the first time I heard it on AM radio, and I said, ‘I can’t believe this is a hit because it doesn’t sound like anything else that’s on the radio on this format.’ I was taken aback to tell you the truth. (Laughs) I didn’t understand why we were becoming popular because we were so different. But, I understood the black thing very easily, because that’s where we came from. We sort of came in to pop radio through the back door.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . the back door)

We asked Glenn Tilbrook about the fact that although in the '80s, the duo billed themselves at one point as Difford & Tilbrook, they now use the Squeeze moniker despite being the only original members left: ["The reason Squeeze has been kept is because it was always a vehicle for mine and Chris' songs. That's how it was put together, that's the reason it existed in the first place. So, if anyone's got a right to call it Squeeze — we have, (laughs), y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . we have, (laughs), y'know)

UPDATED: Daryl Hall & John Oates / Squeeze 2021 tour dates (subject to change):

November 23 & 24, 2020 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino (Hall & Oates only)
April 17 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (Hall & Oates only)
April 23, 25 – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Hall & Oates only)
August 5 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 7 – Philadelphia, PA – HoagieNation
August 9 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 11 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 15 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
August 19 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
August 21 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 26 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 28 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
August 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
September 1 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
September 16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
September 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 20 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 22 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
September 24 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 26 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 28 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
October 1 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
October 3 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre
October 5 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

Glenn Tilbrook On Difford & Tillbrook Being Squeeze :

Daryl Hall On ‘Sara Smile’ Becoming A Hit :