28th August, 2011

Tour Australia and New Zealand!

THE number one selling duo in music history, the pioneers of rock'n'soul, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES are returning to Australia for their first national tour in 20 years and New Zealand for the first time in 30 years!

Joining them for what promises to be a truly bedazzling summer concert event is Australia's beloved and revered ICEHOUSE.

The two musical trail-blazers will perform a series of a day on the green winery events and, in conjunction with Frontier Touring, indoor concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in January/February next year.

Keen music aficionados may well remember the link between these two fine acts - John Oates having co-written and sung on the Icehouse hit 'Electric Blue'. Of course, they also share a legacy of an incredible musical catalogue, chart and radio domination and have inspired and influenced the musical environment of their time - and since!

"I haven't been to Australia in way too long," Daryl says. "I love coming to Australia. The people are great and I know that they love music. We're all going to have a good time."

"I remember being invited by Iva Davies to come to Sydney to try to write a song in the late 80s," John Oates says. "We tried for a few days and didn't come up with much of anything. Then we just hung out on the beach while Iva went windsurfing and when we returned to the studio we finally came up with the song Electric Blue."

Iva Davies adds: "Electric Blue went on to be one of Icehouse's biggest hits around the world. He and Daryl Hall are amazing musicians, writers, arrangers, performers and great innovators (just check out Live From Daryl's House online and both of John and Daryl's recent solo works). So when the opportunity came to share the stage with them I leapt at it. This is going to be a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to an exciting run of shows."

Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates scored six US #1 singles, 'Rich Girl', 'Kiss On My List', 'Private Eyes', 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)', 'Maneater' and 'Out Of Touch' from six consecutive multi-platinum selling albums. Along with 'Sara Smile', 'One On One', 'You Make My Dreams' and the sublime 'She's Gone', they racked up a phenomenal 34 Billboard chart hits.

By 1987 the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) recognised Daryl Hall & John Oates as the number one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold.

The re-emergence of ICEHOUSE into the touring world has been met with an overwhelming response, one that befits Iva Davies' iconic status. From their recent live performances, it's obvious the band is in great form and ready to excite fans once again.

This week sees the issue of "White Heat: 30 Hits" which brings together every ICEHOUSE single ever released. The 3 disc set features 30 songs in chronological release order plus a DVD of 32 film clips. The album provides a remarkable journey through the band's career with hits like 'Great Southern Land', 'Hey Little Girl', 'Crazy;' and 'Electric Blue'.

Since forming as Flowers in 1977, Icehouse have won acclaim all over the world and it will be an absolute pleasure to see them in full flight once again during this tour.

Kicking off the Australian winery shows will be Triple J Unearthed acts Husky and Lanie Lane, and in New Zealand special guests Goodshirt will open the day.


Saturday January 28 - a day on the green CHURCH ROAD WINERY, NAPIER NZ

Sunday January 29 - a day on the green VILLA MARIA ESTATE, AUCKLAND NZ

Thursday Feb 2 - THE PLENARY at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre VIC

Saturday Feb 4 - a day on the green CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS, BOWRAL NSW

Sunday Feb 5 - a day on the green SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON QLD


Saturday Feb 11 - a day on the green PETER LEHMANN WINES, BAROSSA VALLEY SA

Sunday Feb 12 - a day on the green ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY VIC

For full event information, click here

a day on the green member pre-sale starts 9am Sunday August 28 - click here to join.

Frontier Touring pre-sale (for Melbourne and Sydney theatre shows) starts 12pm Monday August 29 - click here to join.



View full Australian Media Release here
Tickets for Australian shows from

View full New Zealand Media Release here
Tickets for New Zealand shows from

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