Daryl Hall & John Oates have rolled out over a half-dozen North American summer concerts. The duo had previously announced both European and South American dates for the spring, and will now kick off the Stateside shows on August 15th in Canandaigua, New York at Marvin Sands PAC. As of now, the dates are set to wrap on September 28th at Thackerville, Oklahoma's WinStar World Casino.

John Oates, who along with Daryl Hall, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame back in 2014, told us that every success really begins and ends with the quality of the material: "You can have the great players and the great singers and the producers and the arrangements and all that. It's like a great movie is all about the story. It's all about the script, and for me, the songs are the most essential part of everything I do."

Fans who have followed Hall & Oates' live career over the years know all too well, that every year the material seems to take on totally new dimensions from the original hits. Daryl Hall explained that from tour to tour, songs can change in some pretty noticeable ways: "These songs have morphed so much. I mean, that's what happens. You have a band that knows each other as well as we do (and) things happen on each song. We leave lots of room for improvisation, changing of the arrangements and stuff like that. That's what keeps them interesting to us, too. Otherwise it would be, just going through the motions."

Hall & Oates next perform on April 24th in Birmingham, England.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Daryl Hall & John Oates North American tour dates (subject to change):

August 15 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands PAC
August 17 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 25 - Madison, WI- Breese Stevens Field
August 28 - Falcon Heights, MN - Minnesota State Fair
September 1 - Allentown, PA - Allentown Fairgrounds
September 21 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
September 28 - Thackerville, OK - WinStar World Casino
AUDIO: DARYL HALL ON BALLANCING SETLISTS THESE DAYS
AUDIO: JOHN OATES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SONGWRITING