Music News- Steely Dan announced today that the band will return to NYC's The Beacon Theatre stage for a nine-night residency of themed performances starting October 17, 2018. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers staged complete performances of several of their beloved classic albums from start to finish at The Beacon in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Included among the highlights of 2018's extraordinary concerts, after they wind up their summer run with The Doobie Bros. are: performances of Steely Dan's Countdown to Ecstasy (1973), The Royal Scam (1976), Aja (1977), Gaucho (1980), plus Donald Fagen's solo album The Nightfly (1982), plus "By Popular Demand" and "Greatest Hits" nights. Each and every night, Steely Dan will also treat audiences with selections from The Dan's extraordinary catalog, packed with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek, subversive lyrics - see dates below.
Additionally, Passaic, NJ's Donald Fagen has announced five October performance dates in Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Buffalo, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Bethlehem, PA.
For the October concerts, American Express® cardmembers can purchase advance tickets beginning Tues., Mar. 27 at 10 a.m. EDT through Thurs., Mar. 29 at 10 p.m. EDT. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Fri, Mar. 30 at 10 a.m. EDT and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets,Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges, and event time and date are subject to change. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information. For more information visit: www.steelydanofficial.com andwww.beacontheatre.com/tickets/calendar-of-events.html.
Steely Dan (well, Donald Fagen and band) 2018 Tour Itinerary DATE, CITY, VENUE ,THEME-
Mon. Oct. 1 Richmond, VAAltria Theater
Mon., Oct. 8 Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall
Tues., Oct. 9 Buffalo, NYShea'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, NYBeacon Theatre Royal Scam
Thurs., Oct. 18 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre Aja
Sat., Oct. 20 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre The Nightfly
Sun., Oct. 21 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre By Popular Demand
Wed., Oct. 24 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre Countdown to Ecstasy
Fri., Oct. 26 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre Gaucho
Sat., Oct. 27 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre Aja
Mon., Oct. 29 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre The Nightfly
Tues., Oct. 30 New York City, NYBeacon Theatre Greatest Hits
On all shows, Fagen will be joined once again by the crack group of brilliant and acclaimed musicians who have famously 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.