John Oates Announces New Solo Album ‘Reunion,’ Shares Title Track

John Oates has announced a new solo album, Reunion, which is set to be released on May 17th. As a preview, he has released the title track.

“The idea for writing a song about a Reunion came to me when I began to think about the true definition of the word,” Oates shared. “It came together when my 100-year-old father told me that he was making ready to be together with my mother, who had passed away some time ago. I wanted to write about the idea of reconnecting with the most essential part of our soul and our spirit.”

“I brought the idea to a co-writing session with a newfound friend, AJ Croce, a man with songwriting in his DNA and who is both an amazing piano player and someone who I sensed would relate to this idea. The song flowed out in a few hours,” he added. “Then I took it home and translated it into a style that I could perform on guitar. We recorded it in Nashville with some of my best friends and were able to capture the truth as I envisioned it to be. I hope it means as much to you as it does to me, and if that is so, then this is my personal definition of a ‘hit.'”

Oates co-wrote the title song with A.J. Croce, son of the late singer Jim Croce, and recorded in Nashville.

In support of his new album, Oates will be touring throughout the rest of the year and all next year.

Reunion marks Oates’ first solo studio album since 2018’s Arkansas.

John Oates 2024 Tour:

April 4 – Huntington, NY @ The ParamountApril 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Palace TheatreApril 6 – West Chester, PA @ Knauer PACApril 9 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance CenterApril 10 – Bristol, TN @ Paramount Center for the ArtsApril 12 – Cornelius, NC @ Cain Center for The ArtsApril 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead TheatreApril 18 – Columbia, TN @ Columbia State Community CollegeApril 28 – Corona, CA @ Dos Lagos AmphitheaterMay 2-3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument MuseumMay 7 – St. Louis, MO @ City WineryMay 8 – Chicago, IL @ City WineryJune 7-8 – Cedaredge, CO @ Grand Mesa Songwriter FestivalJune 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial HallJune 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre + BallroomJune 27 – Rochester, NY @ Rochester International Jazz FestivalAugust 15 – Cape May, NJ @ Cape May Convention HallAugust 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folk FestivalAugust 22 – Newton, NJ @ The Newtown TheaterAugust 24 – Beverly, MA @ The CabotAugust 25 – Nantucket, MA @ Dreamland

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