Daryl Hall & John Oates will team up with Squeeze for a major spring and summer tour with special guest KT Tunstall. Although the tour begins in earnest in May, with the trek playing through early-September, the trio of acts will play a major dry run on February 28th when the show premieres at New York's Madison Square Garden. Hall & Oates have a handful of standalone dates on the books before the primarily shed tour begins.

John Oates spoke about hitting the road with Squeeze, telling Rolling Stone, "Squeeze are unique, have great songs and don't sound like anybody else. I've been a fan of theirs from the very beginning and our audience is going to love them."

Daryl Hall went on to add: "They are great songwriters. Their songs are eclectic, yet they have soul. They're just a great addition to the show."

Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook said in a statement, "I am so excited and jumping for joy with the prospect of this tour with Daryl Hall and John Oates. They are the bees knees! I had the pleasure of seeing an awesome show of theirs in Kentucky last year, and feel that we are a match made in heaven, to be consummated at every show!"

Hall & Oates as always promise they'll be playing the songs you know and love, with John Oates explaining, "I feel a professional responsibility to play the songs that people want to hear. They are the songs that have made us who we are. We have a lot of them. The only problem is we have too many of them, but that's a problem that many artists would love to have."

Daryl Hall remembered, "A few years back we had a big show where we didn't play 'Private Eyes' for some reason. People got pissed off. They got angry at us. You can't do that. You have to play these songs."

Daryl Hall explained to us that although a new album isn't in the pipeline for the pair, Hall & Oates exists today to celebrate their huge catalogue: "Hall & Oates is this body of work that people really care about. That's really what it's all about -- that's why we do it. We, creatively, are individuals at this point, but we have all these songs -- I call them my 'children' -- and people wanna hear 'em, so we play 'em -- (laughs) I mean, it's pretty much as simple as that. People pay us money to (laughs) go out and do that; they enjoy it, we enjoy it, and then we also do other things."

Although Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had been hesitant in the past over using the Squeeze moniker without a majority of its classic members, Glenn Tilbrook told us that, basically anything the he and Chris Difford write and record together can only be labeled "Squeeze": "Rather foolishly, from my point of view, anyway, I was very into the idea that a band is a certain set of people, and then if that set would be blown around, it's not that band anymore. Now, I see it differently, although there are similarities, because, I think this version of Squeeze that we have now is a proper band. It's not me and Chris and anonymous people; it's people who have character and personality, and play, brilliantly -- very differently to the old Squeeze. But, I think that's. . . that's a blessing. You don't wanna go on doing what you've already done. You wanna break out somewhere else and do something that's interesting to everyone."

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

February 26 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center (Hall & Oates only)
February 28 - New York City - Madison Square Garden (Hall & Oates only)
March 21 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort (Hall & Oates only)
March 27 - Honolulu, HI - Neal S. Blaisdell Center (Hall & Oates only)
March 29 - Kahului, HI - Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Hall & Oates only)
May 15, 16 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods (Hall & Oates only)
May 16 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods (Hall & Oates only)
May 23 - Philadelphia, PA - HoagieNation at the Mann at Fairmount Park (Hall & Oates and Squeeze only)
May 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
May 31 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 3 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
June 5 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
June 7 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre
June 10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 14 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 17 - Fort Worth, TX - Dickies Arena
June 19 - Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
June 21 - Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 10 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
July 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 14 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 16 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
July 18 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 20 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 22 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center
July 24 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - S&T Bank Music Park
July 30 - Syracuse, NY - St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 13 - Atlanta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 15 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 18 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
August 20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 22 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 25 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach
August 27 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 29 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
August 31 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 2 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

AUDIO: GLENN TILBROOK ON CURRENT LINEUP OF SQUEEZE
AUDIO: DARYL HALL ON WHY HALL AND OATES TOUR