Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release BeforeAfter, the first-ever solo retrospective from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall, as a two-disc set and across all digital platforms, on Friday, April 1.
On the same date, Hall will also embark on his first solo tour in a decade, performing on historic stages like NYC’s Carnegie Hall and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, with special guest and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Todd Rundgren supporting. The show arrives in the DC area at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, April 16.
Daryl Hall’s 2022 Live Nation tour will launch on April 1 in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre and will continue through April 16 with stops at iconic venues such as Ryman Theater in Nashville on April 3 and Carnegie Hall in New York on April 14. He will play a hometown show at The Met Philadelphia on April 9th. Todd Rundgren will be a special guest on all dates.
Compiled and sequenced by Hall, BeforeAfter 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 compatriot T-Bone Wolk, who sadly passed before the album was released. Additionally, the collection features six never-released performances from the pathbreaking 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.”
“I picked this collection of songs from my solo albums because I feel they encapsulate certain periods of my career,” Daryl said. “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.”
Watch Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren perform “Can We Still Be Friends” Live at Daryl’s House on YouTube:
As Jeremy Holiday writes in the accompanying BeforeAfter liner notes, “How paradoxical that Daryl Hall is most associated in the public imagination with a long-term musical partner. Because few artists are as individualistic, and individually complete … Yet Daryl Hall is also a brilliant collaborator, and, perhaps ironically, that quality is equally if not more apparent within his solo work. More than a chance to work ‘alone,’ Hall’s individual pursuits have granted him license to be more eclectic in his choice of collaborators and to push further outside the expected bounds.”
Those collaborators include not only Fripp and Wolk, but Stewart, who co-produced Hall’s 1986 album Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine and co-wrote a number of its tracks, and even Mariah Carey who contributed vocals to 1993’s Soul Alone.
Daryl Hall is a modern-day renaissance man, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the best-selling duo of all time, the star of his very own award-winning web series-turned-TV staple, Live from Daryl’s House, as well as a successful venue owner with “Daryl’s House,” a restored live music space in Pawling, NY.
Daryl Hall East Coast Tour Dates
April 1 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL ^
April 3 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN ^
April 5 – Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA ^
April 7 – MGM Northfield Park – Northfield, OH ^
April 9 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA ^
April 11 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA ^
April 14 – Carnegie Hall – New York, NY ^
April 16 – The Theatre at MGM National Harbor – National Harbor, MD ^
^ w/ Todd Rundgren
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10am ET.
W/ Todd Rundgren
MGM Nation Harbor
Saturday, April 16
Show @ 7:30pm