LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2011—Daryl Hall, who has taken fans inside his home for the critically acclaimed, nationally televised web series Live from Daryl’s House, is now ready to take his show on the road. The award-winning program, which recently marked its 50th episode, is set for a seven-city U.S. tour, the Live from Daryl’s House Nu-Soul Revue Featuring Daryl Hall and the LFDH Band with special guests (and former show participants) neo-soul stars Sharon Jones plus Allen Stone.
The tour gets underway April 11 at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater, with stops in Boston (4/12, House of Blues), Atlantic City (4/14, Music Box Borgata), Minneapolis (4/18, Orpheum), Washington, DC (4/20, Warner Theater) and wrapping up at N.Y.’s historic Beacon Theatre (4/21).
The show will feature Daryl and his band performing alongside Sharon Jones and newcomer Allen Stone, who is appearing on the current edition of Live from Daryl’s House, which premiered at www.lfdh.com on April 15. In addition, Philly-chef Tony Luke, who has also appeared on the program, will be the host of a video cooking segment on how to prepare his world-famous cheesesteak.
Sharon Jones, who first appeared on Live from Daryl’s House in Sept. 2010, has made a name for herself with four independently released albums with her Dap-Kings band, including I Learned the Hard Way, recorded at their House of Soul Studios, which debuted at #15 on the Billboard charts when it was released on their own Daptone label. The Boston Globe raved that Jones “sings of hard times, infidelity, and other life lessons with total authority.” Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” was featured in the opening credits of the Oscar-nominated movie Up in the Air, and included on the soundtrack album.
Sharon had the time of her life during the sessions. “Doing the show was such an honor and a thrill to be at Daryl’s house and to get to make music, relax and have a good time. Everyone should visit.”
Seattle native Allen Stone made his Live from Daryl’s House debut on the February installment of the series. He went from playing backwoods barbecues and community gatherings to selling out venues across the country, with a national TV appearance on Conan. He released his self-titled sophomore record in October on his own stickystones label. The disc climbed the iTunes R&B/soul charts, peaking at #2, hitting #29 and #62 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts.
“What is there to say about Daryl Hall?” commented the 24-year-old. “The man is a legend. Getting the opportunity to be invited to sing with him was such an honor. I was overwhelmed at the experience to hang out with someone who has been so influential on my own career.”
The past five years have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony three years ago at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street before garnering an O Music Award from MTV last year.
Live from Daryl’s House is syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions in association with Scott Sternberg Productions and distributor Trifecta Entertainment & Media. Executive producers for the show include Hall and Scott Sternberg along with Daryl Hall manager Jonathan Wolfson.
Live from Daryl’s House is being shown weekly in over 80% of U.S. homes in the nation’s top 200 media markets, as well as all of the top 10, including New York (WPIX), L.A. (KTLA), Chicago (WGN), Dallas (KDAF) and Houston (KIAH). The show has also cleared in such key markets as Philadelphia (CBS-owned KYW), Boston (KBIN) and Atlanta (WATL), as well as a number of NBC, Fox and CBS-owned affiliates across the country. Most stations are airing a full hour with two original shows back to back on Saturday nights. The first week of the show did a .2 in national Nielsens, with the second week increasing 50% and several stations adding airings.
The 51 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Booker T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nikki Jean, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.
Here’s the current touring schedule for the Live from Daryl’s House Nu-Soul Revue Featuring Daryl Hall and the LFDH Band, with special guest Sharon Jones plus Allen Stone and chief Tony Luke. More dates will be added.