Hall and Oates have developed an unspoken kinship: ‘It’s so weird’

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Some 45 years after they started working together, Hall and Oates have one of those relationships that’s become an unspoken kinship. So, nobody speaks. Because, really, it’s not required.

“We don’t even have to talk; in fact, we don’t talk,” John Oates tells Fox News Radio’s Tonya J. Powers, chuckling. “We actually get along really well, but we very seldom talk. We talk when we are on tour. It’s really funny, because our manager always says the same thing. He’ll call me, or he’ll call Daryl, and he’ll say: ‘Hey guys, got an offer in Japan for October 13th through October 22nd, what do you think?’ And I’ll say something like, ‘That sounds great, but could we make it a little tighter, maybe just October 13 through October 17th?’ And he’ll go: ‘That’s exactly what Daryl said.’ And it happens all of the time like that. It’s so weird.”

That kind of serendipity, in fact, has defined Hall and Oates’ relationship from the first — when the name on their shared mailbox inspired the duo’s moniker. “Yep, it was from the mailbox. He put the deposit down, so his name came first,” John Oates confirms, chuckling. “I didn’t have any money. I think he scraped together $100 or something like that.”

Up next for Hall and Oates? Daryl Hall and John Oates: Recorded Live From Dublin is set to premiere at 7 p.m. local time on February 19, 2015 at select theaters nationwide.

The film documents a hits-packed set at the sold-out Olympia Theater, covering favorites from a career that earned them induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Also featured in the broadcast will be exclusive interviews and backstage footage. A list of theaters broadcasting the concert can be found by entering your zip code under the Buy Tickets button here.

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