Daryl Hall Expands Joint Tour With Todd Rundgren

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Daryl Hall has just added a new West Coast leg to his solo tour with old friend Todd Rundgren. The newly added shows in May will hit Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver — before heading East for a pair of gigs in Tulsa and Austin.

Hall recalled to us how "Sara Smile" became Hall & Oates' breakthrough hit in 1976 going all the way to Number Four — thanks in large part to R&B stations picking up on the track: [It was like wildfire and it spread that way and then we finally made it, for the first time, we made it on to the pop charts, onto AM radio and I remember the first time I heard it on AM radio, and I said, ‘I can’t believe this is a hit because it doesn’t sound like anything else that’s on the radio on this format.’ I was taken aback to tell you the truth. (Laughs) I didn’t understand why we were becoming popular because we were so different. But, I understood the black thing very easily, because that’s where we came from. We sort of came in to pop radio through the back door.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . the back door)

UPDATED: Daryl Hall with Todd Rundgren tour dates (subject to change):

April 1 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
April 3 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
April 7 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
April 9 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
April 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
April 14 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
April 16 – National Harbor, MD – The Theatre at MGM National Harbor
May 12 – Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
May 14 – San Francisco, CA- Golden Gate Theatre
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 18 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
May 20 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
May 22 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Daryl Hall On ‘Sara Smile’ Becoming A Hit :