Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall has an exciting summer lined up on a solo tour with longtime friend and fellow Fame inductee support act, Todd Rundgren, featuring a sold-out gig at the Eventim Apollo in London on July 9 after performing with headliner Billy Joel at the historic American Express BST Hyde Park two days earlier.
BeforeAfter, a three-disc compilation of his solo work, from 1980’s Robert Fripp-produced Sacred Songs through 2011’s Laughing Down Crying, co-produced with his longtime musical director, the late T-Bone Wolk, will be released for the first time on vinyl as a three-album set by Friday Music on May 19.
Compiled and sequenced by Hall, BeforeAfter features 30 tracks spanning all five of his solo albums, featuring six never-released performances from the pathbreaking web and television series Live From Daryl’s House, including a recording of the Eurythmics classic “Here Comes The Rain Again,” performed with longtime Hall compatriot, Dave Stewart, a harmony-laden version of Ruby and The Romantics’ “Our Day Will Come” and “Can We Still be Friends” with tourmate Todd Rundgren.
“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 LFDH tracks on it completes the compilation.”
Hall’s solo tour begins May 24 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, and includes those two sold-out shows in the U.K., one joining Billy Joel at Hyde Park, the other with Todd Rundgren at Apollo Eventim.
“So glad to be back playing in London,” said Daryl Hall. “I always have the best shows there.”
Wrote Jeremy Holiday in his BeforeAfter liner notes. “More than a chance to work ‘alone,’ Hall’s pursuits have granted him license to be more eclectic in his choice of collaborators and to push further outside the expected bounds.”
All tour dates feature Todd Rundgren supporting except for American Express BST Hyde Park date:
May 24: The Wellmont Theater (Montclair, NJ)
May 26: Hershey Theatre (Hershey, PA)
May 28: The Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH)
May 31: The Cabot (Beverly, MA)
June 2: Wind Creek Event Center (Bethlehem, PA)
June 4: Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket, CT)
June 7: The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)
June 9: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (Atlantic City, NJ)
July 7: American Express BST Hyde Park (London, UK)
July 9: Eventim Apollo (London, UK)
August 9: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Sugar Land, TX)
August 11: Majestic Theatre (San Antonio, TX)
August 13: Will Rogers Auditorium (Fort Worth TX)
August 15: Orpheum Theater (Omaha, NE)
August 17: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (Mystic Lake, MN)
August 19: 4 Bears Casino & Lodge (New Town, ND)
August 22: Hard Rock Casino (Gary, IN)
August 24: Levitt Pavilion (Westport, CT)