Donald Fagen Cancels Rest of His Solo Tour

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Update (Sept. 13): Two days after announcing a new tour with the Steely Dan band, and 10 days after the death of Walter Becker, his musical partner in that band for more than four decades, Donald Fagen has now canceled the remainder of his current solo tour, citing illness. Fagen was on the road with his Night Flyers band through Sept. 24. (See below for our original report on that tour.) There is no mention of the fall Steely Dan dates being called off. Best Classic Bands will update  this breaking story as new details emerge.

Here is our original announcement of the Fagen solo tour from April…
Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen will launch his maiden tour with his new solo band the Nightflyers this August, he announced on his Facebook page. The post said: “Donald Fagen has a new special project taking to the road this summer: Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers. Set to begin on August 3rd and 4th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., the U.S. tour leg will hit two-dozen cities before wrapping at San Francisco’s The Masonic on Sept. 16. Following the U.S. dates, the band will travel to Japan for select performances. On tour, Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers will play songs from Fagen’s celebrated solo albums, Steely Dan hits, plus, as promised by Fagen, “some swell surprises.”

“Joining Fagen (keyboard, vocals) is an all-new band, the Nightflyers, a quartet of young musicians that Donald has been working with over the past few years near his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Nightflyers are Connor Kennedy (guitar, vocals), Lee Falco (drums, vocals), Brandon Morrison (bass, vocals) and Will Bryant (keyboards, vocals). Previously, the foursome have been performing together in haunts, joints, dives, and even a few reputable establishments, up and down New York’s Hudson River Valley and beyond.”

Related: A fresh listen to Steely Dan’s Aja

Tickets for Fagen’s solo dates are on sale here and here. Fagen and Steely Dan partner Walter Becker will also perform together this summer as part of the Classic East and Classic West festivals.

Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers 2017 Tour Dates
8/3-4 – Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
8/8 – Miami, FL, The Fillmore at Gleason
8/9 – Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/11 – Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
8/12 – Saint Augustine, FL, Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
8/14 – Montgomery, AL, Montgomery Performing Arts Center
8/16 – Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
8/17 – Wilmington, NC, Cape Fear Stage
8/19 – Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre
8/20 – Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
8/22 – Louisville, KY, The Palace
8/23 – Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre
8/25 – Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
8/26 – New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
8/28 – Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
8/29 – Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
8/31 – Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre
9/2 – Austin, TX, ACL Live at Moody Theater
9/3 – San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
9/12 – Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/13 – Seattle, WA, The Paramount
9/15 – Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
9/16 – San Francisco, CA, Masonic
9/23-24 – Yokohama, Japan, Yokohama Blue Note Jazz Fest

Watch the video for Donald Fagen’s “New Frontier”

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