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