Steely Dan Announces New Tour—9 Dates in NYC

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Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen

The Beacon Theatre in New York City will be home base for Steely Dan for a nine-night residency of themed performances starting October 17, the band announced today. In addition, Steely Dan will perform October warmup shows in five U.S. cities: Richmond, Va.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; and Bethlehem, Pa.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers staged complete performances of several of their classic albums from start to finish at the Beacon in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Included among the highlights of this year’s concerts are performances of Countdown to Ecstasy (1973), The Royal Scam (1976), Aja (1977) and Gaucho (1980), plus Donald Fagen’s solo album The Nightfly (1982), plus “By Popular Demand” and “Greatest Hits” nights.

Each night, Steely Dan will also perform selections from the band’s catalog. See dates below. Go here and here for tickets.

Related: Looking back at Steely Dan’s Aja

On all shows, Fagen will be joined once again by the musicians who have supported him in recent years, including: Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists. The band’s co-founder and guitarist, Walter Becker, passed away in 2017.

Steely Dan Tour Dates
Mon., Oct. 1 Richmond, VA Altria Theater
Mon., Oct. 8 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall
Tues., Oct. 9 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Thurs., Oct. 11 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theatre
Sun., Oct. 14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Wed., Oct. 17 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Royal Scam
Thurs., Oct. 18 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Aja
Sat., Oct. 20 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre The Nightfly
Sun., Oct. 21 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre By Popular Demand
Wed., Oct. 24 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Countdown to Ecstasy
Fri., Oct. 26 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Gaucho
Sat., Oct. 27 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Aja
Mon., Oct. 29 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre The Nightfly
Tues., Oct. 30 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre Greatest Hits


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