Daryl Hall admitted he’s not averse to selling his song catalogue like many of his rock legend peers have been doing over the past few years. Hall is on the road this month with special guest Todd Rundgren in support of his new solo compilation, BeforeAfter, and has just rolled a trio of Hall & Oates dates set for the fall.
We caught up with Hall and asked him if he’s been approached about selling his publishing catalogue, which includes countless radio staples, such as “Rich Girl,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Private Eyes,” “Out Of Touch,” “Sara Smile,” “One On One,” “Kiss On My List,” “Everytime You Go Away,” among many, many more: [“Not really — yes and no — but, I have an open mind about it all. I’m not against it, but I think it’s one of those things that you have to know what you’re walking into when you do it. Because it’s one’s work and life — you give it to somebody else; it’s theirs. It’s not yours anymore. Everybody’s motivated by different things. Some people are motivated any dollar signs. Y’know, like, ‘Wo — I can get all this money — ahhh’ — and they don’t think much past that. But there are other people, hopefully, who think it through.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . think it through)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Daryl Hall & John Oates tour dates (subject to change):
September 1 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC Performing Arts Center
October 20 – Sparks, NV – John Ascuagas Nugget
October 22 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
- Daryl Hall with Todd Rundgren tour dates (subject to change):
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
- John Oates North American tour dates (subject to change):
May 27 – Chester, NY – Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
May 28 – Washington, CT – Spring Hill Vineyards
- Daryl Hall spoke about possibly selling his song publishing explaining: “I have an open mind about it all. I’m not against it, but I think it’s one of those things that you have to know what you’re walking into when you do it. Because. . . you give it to somebody else; it’s theirs. It’s not yours anymore.”
- Out now is Daryl Hall‘s new solo compilation, titled BeforeAfter.
- The two-disc set spans all five of Hall’s solo records from 1980’s Sacred Songs to 2011’s Laughing Down Crying — with never-released recordings from his Live From Daryl’s House web series featuring performances with Rundgren, the Eurythmics‘ Dave Stewart, and blues guitarist Monte Montgomery.