Steely Dan Announces Fall 2018 Dates Including Beacon Theatre Residency
Legendary jazz-rock act Steely Dan has announced a series of fall headlining dates. The band led by Donald Fagen will hit five different cities for five performances before they return to the Beacon Theatre in New York City for a nine-show residency.
Up first for Steely Dan is a performance in Richmond on October 1. Fagen & Co. also confirmed shows in Pittsburgh on October 8, Buffalo on October 9 and Baltimore on October 11. Steely Dan concludes the pre-residency portion of the run at Bethlehem’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center on October 14.
Steely Dan will continue a tradition of performing several of their iconic albums from start-to-finish at the Beacon, something the group has done over the course of six prior Beacon residencies. On October 17, the band will perform all of 1976’s The Royal Scam at the New York City venue. Next up is Aja (1977) night on October 18 and a complete performance of Donald Fagen’s 1982 solo album The Nightfly on October 20.
The run resumes with “By Popular Demand” night on October 21 ahead of complete performances of Countdown To Ecstacy (1973) on October 24 and Gaucho (1980) on October 26. Steely Dan concludes the residency with another Aja night on October 27, another performance of The Nightfly on October 29 and “Greatest Hits” night on October 30. Each full album night will also include additional selections from The Dan’s back catalog.
Fagen will be joined by the longtime Steely Dan band of guitarist Jon Herington, drummer Keith Carlock, bassist Freddie Washington, keyboardist Jim Beard and a four-piece horn section along with three backup singers. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. ET.
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