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There's not long to wait for the legions of Daryl Hall and John Oates fans in Australasia! After a 20 year absence from Australia and 30 years from New Zealand, the legendary duo bring their spectacular, acclaimed stage show here next week.

The iconic duo are coming off an extensive 2011 tour which saw them play venues from Tokyo to Nashville, including three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl. They play a day on the green shows at Church Road Winery, Napier on Saturday January 28 and Villa Maria Estate, Auckland on Sunday January 29.

Although their extraordinary run of hits - including 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' - spanned the 80's and 90's, Daryl and John have become cool with a whole new generation of musicians and fans and are one of the most sampled artists around, impacting many new artists.

It's the duo's first visit to NZ since they played the Logan Campbell Centre in 1980 so no wonder there is real excitement about seeing these much-loved performers again!

Daryl has been busy with his critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning monthly web series Live from Daryl's House (http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com) which is garnering impressive ratings in its televised syndicated version, now available nationally in the US. Both Daryl and John released well-received solo albums last year in 'Laughing Down Crying' and 'Mississippi Mile', respectively.

"Daryl and I are both very passionate about our solo projects and then we get together and play as Hall & Oates. I'm happy that a younger generation is still discovering what we have done, and that the songs have held up and people care enough to re-record them. It's been a cool thing to happen later in our career and it keeps our music alive."

"It's a true thrill to go to Australia and New Zealand to play these shows," adds Daryl. "We have a great many fans there and we're really looking forward to reconnecting with them."

Daryl and John will be joined on all shows by ICEHOUSE, whose relationship goes back to the late '80s when John Oates co-wrote and sang vocals on the band's smash hit 'Electric Blue'" with lead singer Iva Davies.

2011 has seen Iva's return to the music scene with the release of 'Flowers Icehouse 30th Anniversary Edition' and 'White Heat: 30 Hits' which went Gold after only two weeks, proving just how timeless the music of ICEHOUSE truly is.

Most recently Iva was invited to be a Friend of Australia by Tourism Australia and is currently in Los Angeles for G'day LA Week joining such past ambassadors as Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Newton John in promoting Australia during the annual US showcase. The appointment comes in the 30th anniversary year of the release of one of the band's most successful songs and an unofficial Australian anthem - 'Great Southern Land'.

"I was absolutely delighted I was invited to be an official 'Friend of Australia' and look forward to an engaging year ahead in that role," Iva said. "It's also going to be a lot of fun touring with Daryl and John. They are amazing musicians, writers, arrangers, performers and great innovators so it will be an exciting run of shows."

Officially reforming, Goodshirt have to be one of New Zealand's best loved pop/rock acts of the last decade. Their string of impressive hits live on as kiwi music greats and since their hiatus in 2005 they've left a large gap on the local music touring scene. Come along and sing along to songs such as #1 chart topper 'Sophie', 'Place To Be', 'Green', 'Blowing Dirt', 'Fiji Baby', 'Buck It Up' and more. This is a rare opportunity to see Goodshirt play their well known songs after far too long....

Don't miss what promises to be one of the most bedazzling shows of the summer!

CONCERT DATES: Saturday January 28 a day on the green CHURCH ROAD WINERY, NAPIER

TICKETS: General Admission (GA) and Reserved seat tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800-111-999.

BUS PASS: Available from Nimons & Sons Ltd ph 06 877 8133 and WBL ph 06 870 8740

ACCOMODATION: For accommodation please go to: www.hawkesbaynz.co.nz

VIP CONCERT & DINING PACKAGE: Please contact Melanie Johnson at Church Road on 06 833 8232 for further information on packages available through the venue

Sunday January 29 a day on the green VILLA MARIA ESTATE, AUCKLAND TICKETS: General Admission (GA) and Reserved seat tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999.

BUS PASS: Available from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

or 0800 111 999

ACCOMMODATION: For accommodation please go to: www.aucklandnz.com

For full event information for the winery shows, visit www.adayonthegreen.co.nz

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