Daryl Hall And Todd Rundgren Warm Up Crowd With Blistering Show

Concert Review
Daryl Hall
Todd Rundgren
Daryl’s House Band
Saturday November 19, 2022
Crouse Hinds Theater
Syracuse, NY
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Daryl Hall brought his Daryl’s House Band and the forever ageless Todd Rundgren to the Crouse Hinds Theater Saturday night for an enjoyable evening of music despite a very cold night in Syracuse. Hall mixed in a few Daryl Hall and John Oates classics as well as material from his solo albums and a couple of covers. Rundgren played an hour set of his own with the band and later came out for a 3 song set with Hall at the end.

This show marked the first of this leg of shows that will run for two weeks. Hall started the initial tour in April and keeps the runs a few weeks at a time to accommodate his busy schedule. He made mention of a new season of Daryl’s House shows that should show up in February.

Hall kicked the show off with his Top-5 smash “Dreamtime” which was a great choice. Hall also made a change with the second song of the night by pulling “Romeo Is Bleeding” out of the hat for what he called “just a great song”. Hall seemed to be in such a great mood all night and complimented his band several times Saturday evening. The Daryl’s House Band has been together in this incarnation since 2013 when guitarist, music director Shane Theriot joined. Rounding out the band were keyboardist Eliot Lewis, drummer Brian Dunne, bassist Klyde Jones, percussionist Porter Carroll and longest tenured member multi-instrumentalist Charles DeChant.

The unique aspect of this show was seeing Hall pull out many songs he hasn’t played in quite some time. He went as far as playing “Every Time You Go Away” a song Paul Young took to #1. That song first appeared on the Daryl Hall and John Oates album Voices which was released in 1980. Unbeknownst to some, Hall was actually the writer of that song giving him seven compositions he was a part of that reached #1 on the charts.

Todd Rundgren got the evening started in fine style with a solid set that featured his two big songs (“I Saw The Light” and “Hello It’s Me”) as well as standouts such as “Buffalo Grass” and “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference”. Rundgren eluded to the fact that he recently missed a nearby Celebrating David Bowie show in Buffalo. A little later in his set he commented “It’s cold around here but at least it ain’t Buffalo”, making reference to the six feet of snow received by Buffalo. Hopefully he holds no grudge with that city.

Rundgren also came out to perform with Hall including a stellar “Wait For Me” which they knocked out of the park. Overall a very enjoyable show put on by two performers who not only are great friends but still know how to satisfy their fans. Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis do not miss this show. You will be very upset if you do.

Set Lists

Daryl Hall

Romeo Is Bleeding
Problem With You
I’m in a Philly Mood
Cab Driver
Everytime You Go Away
Sacred Songs
Babs and Babs
Here Comes the Rain Again
Sara Smile
I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)

Encore (First 3 with Todd Rundgren)
Wait for Me
Can We Still Be Friends
Expressway to Your Heart
You Make My Dreams

Todd Rundgren

Real Man
Love of the Common Man
It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
We Gotta Get You a Woman
Buffalo Grass
I Saw the Light
Black Maria
Unloved Children
Hello It’s Me
Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel
I’m So Proud
Ooo Baby, Baby
I Want You
The Want of a Nail

About Joseph Suto

Location: Buffalo, NY Photographer/Reviewer
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