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Daryl Hall says he and Oates did not write together for decades

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Daryl Hall says he and Oates did not write together for decades

During the last few years, the duo Hall & Oates reunited and toured around the world but their partnership officially came to an end last November 2023. That was when the feud between the duo was revealed, since Hall filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order against Oates. It was an attempt to block Oates from selling his share in their joint venture.


Now in an interview with Billboard, Hall said that they were not really creative partners for decades already. He also says that he always saw himself as a solo artist.

Daryl Hall says he and Oates did not write together for decades

“John and I did not have a creative relationship for decades; the last song I wrote with John was in 2000 and that was with somebody else. We toured and we toured and we toured, and it was very restrictive to me, and to John. The real truth of it all is John just said one day he didn’t want to do it anymore. I said ‘OK,’ but the problem is (Oates) didn’t make the parting and breakup easy, and that’s where the difficulties lay and still lay, and that’s all it is. I always say I’ve been a solo artist my whole life, I was just working with John, mostly,”

“That’s exactly how I’m looking at it. I can’t speak for John ’cause I haven’t spoken to him in a long, long time, but I think that’s how he feels, too. And good on both of us. I can still play all the songs that I wrote over the years, under my own name as well as under the Hall & Oates name. It frees me, really. It frees me up,” Daryl Hall said.

He is currently touring across the United States and has many scheduled tour dates for 2024.


  • 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Fontainebleau Las Vegas


  • 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
  • 6 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival 2024
  • 8 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
  • 10 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
  • 12 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • 16 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
  • 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 20 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
  • 25 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap


  • 23 – Boise, ID – Albertsons Boise Open

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