Dave Matthews Band returns to the road this year and in addition to a few support dates announced for locals the Head and the Heart and Blind Pilot, Allen Stone got the nod for three dates to close out the tour in September following DMB’s usual three night stand at the Gorge (this year with the Avett Brothers). If getting a spot like this is pretty much the definition of making it, how do you properly describe getting the invite to Daryl Hall’s house to jam with his buddies? And having a Philly Cheese Steak Feast? Going to heaven without having to die? Hall himself appears nothing short of a goofball himself, so his affinity for Stone is natural and he make’s a good vocal pair by just being himself. Stone is probably half the age of every person playing an instrument in that room, but he’d probably never encountered such sweet harmonies on his songs.
Last week revealed as a part of the Sasquatch! bill, this week Allen Stone was also just announced as appearing on Jimmy Kimmel March 13th. It’s obviously gonna be a big year.
Update 2/17: Announced a day after the publish date of this story Daryl Hall announced that this spring he’s doing a “Nu-Soul” review tour that will include Allen Stone and Sharon Jones. Dates for this tour are still being added, but currently The Live from Daryl’s House Nu-Soul Revue is visiting these cities:
April 11 – Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theater) April 12 – Boston, MA (House of Blues) April 14 – Atlantic City, NJ (Music Box Borgata) April 18 – Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum) April 20 – Washington, DC (Warner Theatre) April 21 – NYC (Beacon Theatre)
Watch the details as they develop at www.lfdh.com.