We love keeping your playlist fresh and finding new artists to add to your stan list. Another thing we love is to remind you of some of our all-time faves and keep you in the loop as to what their latest projects are, in case you’ve not ventured out beyond the classics! We can’t wait to keep you updated on these artists who have iconic discographies and whose impact transcends the generational divide. Today we have two artists who have spent a lot of their career in some of the most iconic bands who are releasing some really exciting solo projects. Let’s get into it!
Half of the iconic duo Hall and Oates, Daryl Hall has had a career that has spanned over 5 decades and included some of the most iconic hits in chart history such as ‘You Make My Dreams’ and ‘I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).’ Now Daryl is releasing BeforeAfter, a 30-track album that includes songs from all five of his solo records! There are even 8 performances that we’ve never gotten to hear before, this album is honestly such a treat.
Daryl is also setting off on his first solo tour in a decade! The first show of the headline tour kicked off on April 1st and you can catch him on his East and West Coast tour all across April and May. We took a look at the night one setlist, and let us tell you right now, it’s incredible. Daryl is treating us to a mix of solo songs, covers, and even a couple of Hall and Oates songs! He’s making our dreams come true! You are not going to want to miss this!
As if that wasn’t enough, Daryl Hall is being joined by the wonderful Todd Rundgren on tour! Among other songs, the two will be performing a cover of Todd’s ‘Can We Still Be Friends’ which you can listen to now on BeforeAfter to get you excited. Or you can watch the masters at work in the video below. We’re just so glad live music is back and we can celebrate iconic collaborations like this one! Pick up some tickets here!
We’ve also got another icon dropping an album! Ann Wilson, who you may also recognize from her band Heart, is releasing her new album Fierce Bliss on April 29th! The Hall of Fame inductee is about to drop an 11-track album and if the singles are anything to go by, it’s going to be legendary. Ann is just as talented as ever and you can hear the chemistry the band has created in the singles released so far. They are simply electric.
Ann has previously dropped ‘Greed’ and ‘Missionary Man,’ as well as her latest single ‘A Moment in Heaven.’ ‘A Moment in Heaven’ is about being successful in the rock music world and how short-lived it can feel before the pressure to write the next best thing comes down on you. It’s some classic rocking with fierce vocals and we can’t wait to see what Ann does with the rest of the album! You can check out the lyric video for the single here:
Ann will be touring with her band later in the year and if you loved those singles as much as we do, you’re going to want to run to get yourself these tickets! Here’s the link so you don’t have to panic! You’re welcome. An Evening with Ann Wilson of Heart & The Amazing Dawgs is on the road in the states, starting from May. You’re really going to want to work this into your summer plans!
Will you be catching these icons on the road? Which tour dates will we be seeing you at? Let us know in the comments or drop us a tweet @TheHoneyPop! You can also reach us on Facebook or Instagram! Feel free to buzz on over! See you there, friends!