Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren Share Stage on 2022 Tour

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Daryl Hall is the subject of his first solo retrospective with the release of Before After. The two-disc set arrived April 1, 2022 via Legacy Recordings.  On the same date, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer embarked on his first solo tour in a decade, performing with the Daryl’s House Band on historic stages like NYC’s Carnegie Hall and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, with special guest and newly inducted Rock Hall member Todd Rundgren supporting. On opening night at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, the pair shared the stage during Hall’s encore. Watch them perform together below.

From the original Jan. 24 album announcement: Compiled and sequenced by Hall, Before After features 30 tracks spanning all five of his solo albums, from the 1980’s Robert Fripp-produced Sacred Songs through 2011’s Laughing Down Crying, which was co-produced with longtime Hall collaborator T-Bone Wolk, who passed before the album was released. Additionally, the collection features six never-released performances from the web and television series Live From Daryl’s House, which Hall launched in 2007 with the then-novel idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the internet.”

Watch Hall and Rundgren trade verses on the Hall and Oates song “Wait For Me,” on April 1, opening night of the tour

Watch Hall and Rundgren perform the latter’s “Can We Still Be Friends” from the new album collection

“I picked this collection of songs from my solo albums because I feel they encapsulate certain periods of my career.” says Hall. “It also shows the diversity of working with collaborators like Robert Fripp or Dave Stewart. And, having some tracks from LFDH on it, really makes the compilation complete.”

Hall has shared one of the collection’s previously unreleased tracks, a recording of Eurythmics’ 1984 hit, “Here Comes the Rain Again,” performed with that song’s co-writer, Stewart.

The version featured on Before After, was performed on Live From Daryl’s House Episode 46 in 2012, and reflected Hall and Stewart’s deep collaborative roots. Stewart produced Hall’s 1986 album, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine, and co-wrote three songs on the album.

See the complete track listing for Before After below.

Watch “Here Comes the Rain Again,” with Hall and Stewart

Daryl Hall 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Apr 03 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Apr 05 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Apr 07 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
Apr 09 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Apr 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Apr 14 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
Apr 16 – National Harbor, MD – The Theatre at MGM National Harbor

May 12 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
May 14 – Golden Gate Theatre – San Francisco, CA
May 16 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
May 18 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
May 20 – Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK
May 22 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX

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Before After Track List

Disc One:
1. Dreamtime
2. Babs and Babs
3. Foolish Pride
4. Can’t Stop Dreaming
5. Here Comes the Rain Again (Live From Daryl’s House) with Dave Stewart
6. Someone Like You
7. Talking to You (Is Like Talking to Myself)
8. Sacred Songs
9. Right as Rain
10. Survive
11. North Star (Live From Daryl’s House) with Monte Montgomery
12. In My Own Dream (Live From Daryl’s House)
14. What’s Gonna Happen to Us

Disc Two:
1. Love Revelation
2. Fools Rush In
3. I’m in a Philly Mood
4. Send Me
5. Justify
6. Borderline
7. Stop Loving Me, Stop Loving You
8. Eyes for You (Ain’t No Doubt About It)
9. The Farther Away I Am
10. Why Was It So Easy
11. Can We Still Be Friends (Live From Daryl’s House) with Todd Rundgren
12. Cab Driver
13. Our Day Will Come (Live From Daryl’s House)
14. Laughing Down Crying (Live From Daryl’s House)
15. Problem with You (Live From Daryl’s House)
16. Neither One of Us (Wants To Be the First to Say Goodbye) (Live From Daryl’s House)

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  1. Da Mick
    #1 Da Mick 25 January, 2022, 08:34

    As a fan, I wish Daryl the best. But he’s playing with some risky business with Todd as his opener, great show as that will be. I saw Hall & Oates this summer, and, Frankly, unless there were mitigating circumstances, Daryl just did not have much left in the tank, vocally. The band, which was essentially the Daryl’s House band, was great, and Hall tried his best, but there wasn’t much left of the great singer who made those terrific records. As much as they tried to cover for him, the entire audience seemed to realize it, and that’s saying something.

    I saw a Todd show just a couple of months ago, where he basically did the “big ones” from his entire catalogue. I must say that, for a guy who’s now 73, Todd seemingly has all retained most of his vocal chops, and even still has his very controllable falsetto. The guy’s singing is probably as soulful as it’s ever been.

    Daryl and Todd are a great pairing, and the episodes of “Daryl’s House” where Todd is the guest are among my all-time favorites, so this should be a match for the ages. However, sadly, I just don’t think Daryl is up to it any longer. Maybe ten years ago….

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  2. Da Mick
    #2 Da Mick 6 April, 2022, 17:43

    Here’s an update about this show, as we saw them last night.

    Todd is being backed by Daryl’s band, rather than his own. Daryl’s House band is pretty wonderful to say the least, but the band Todd had when I saw him back in November? was superb, and more geared toward the specifics of his recorded music. Todd’s show consisted of an interesting assortment of songs, with a lot of the hits, which over the years, has been unusual for him. I think he’s mellowing about his performances and is gearing more toward just making people happy with his music, rather than continuing to blaze trails. That said, we’ll see where he goes from here. But he sounded absolutely great. His singing was superb, and he really played some wicked guitar, and just plain rocked.
    Plus, he sang some really great soul stuff.

    Daryl was in much better form and humor than when we saw him with H&O this past summer. But he’s still lost a lot of his range. Really the bill should have been the other way around, as his set was a bringdown after Todd’s dynamic performance, and it seemed like there were as many Rundgren fans there as there were for Daryl. Hall played primarily his solo stuff, which I’m guessing not too many were familiar with, but it allowed him to stay more within his limited range. Overall, his show sounded good, as the band is in step with him, and has great backing vocals. But it really took off toward the end when he juiced it up with some H&O tunes, which it seemed like were all people really wanted to hear. It has to be said that it was during these songs that Daryl’s voice really came alive as the guy we became interested in in the first place. But he seemed to sing even these songs better than he did with Oates last summer. Don’t know what goes on between those two, but Hall can’t even bare to mention his more famous act, referring to it several times as “a different situation,” in a way self-conscious way that inferred something not good in those quarters. Todd came out on the encore, and they did three songs together, which once again showed glaringly how much better shape Todd still is to Daryl vocally. As I said, I have to hand it to Daryl for putting this pairing together, and having Todd open for him with equal sound and volume. Not many performers would do that without handicapping the opening act.

    All in all, the show was fun, but pricy, and neither act played more than a dozen songs, plus the encores. But then again, the band had to support both of them. All i can say is don’t miss Todd if you have the chance. He seems to be having a renaissance and will knock you out.

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    • KZK
      KZK 16 April, 2022, 12:29

      Seems like Todd’s show has been getting better reviews than Daryl’s. When I saw H&O last summer, it was pretty bad. No joy on stage, just going through the motions and Daryl was miserable, constantly motioning to sound crew. It was sad to me.

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      • Nick from Suffolk
        Nick from Suffolk 8 July, 2022, 10:53

        This is so sad. In the UK, we just get the H&O money tours. The Daryl/Todd thing was a purely muso hook-up. Maybe another time? But I guess none of us is getting any younger…..

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  3. Bill
    #3 Bill 7 August, 2022, 14:11

    The comment about Todd being 73 is a bit unfair. Daryl’s 75. We saw the show in San Francisco and enjoyed it. I’ve been a TR fan since the late 70s and was happy he got the amount of stage time that he did and then came back to do a few with Daryl later. The show was about Daryl and his solo works, not John and on that level it was fine. The interplay with Todd near the end was the highlight for me.

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