September has already been a terrible month for famed musician Donald Fagen and the month isn’t halfway finished. Fagen’s longtime Steely Dan partner Walter Becker died on the 3rd and now Donald has cancelled the end of a solo tour due to illness.
Donald Fagen had been on the road with his latest project, The Nightflyers. Fagen came down with an undisclosed illness that led the the cancellation of last night’s concert in Portland, Oregon. The pianist/vocalist has not healed up, so the remaining three shows have also been axed. Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers’ performances scheduled for tonight in Seattle, Friday in Saratoga, California and Saturday in San Francisco will not take place as planned. The only details shared of Fagen’s condition is that the shows have been cancelled “due to illness.”
There’s no word yet if Fagen and the band will embark on a planned tour of Japan set to begin next week. Steely Dan returns to the road for their first tour without Becker on October 12.