Steely Dan To Go Ahead With 2017 Fall Tour
Just over a week ago Steely Dan co-founding guitarist Walter Becker died at age 67. Later that day, Becker’s partner – Donald Fagen – issued a statement about his friend and collaborator. Fagen mentioned he would move forward with Steely Dan and it turns out fans won’t have to wait long for the group’s return.
Steely Dan will indeed continue on with a fall tour including dates in North America and Europe. The band has even added a date to the upcoming run. “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” read part of Fagen’s statement. Steely Dan played without Becker at the inaugural Classic West and Classic East concerts earlier this summer.
The band’s fall tour is scheduled to begin at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 12. The next night the group will play Thackerville, Oklahoma before bringing the tour to Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 16. Fagen will lead the ensemble for a rare visit to Buffalo on October 17 and then cross the border for a pair of shows in Ontario, Canada. The new performance added to the tour will take place at Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on October 22.
Steely Dan are currently slated to end the North American portion of the tour with two concerts in Maryland as they will play Baltimore’s Pier Six on October 24 and MGM National Harbor in National Harbor on October 25. From there, the Dan plays Dublin on October 28 and 30 with a visit to London on the 29th.
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