Steely Dan Welcomes Jenny Lewis At Beacon Finale


Steely Dan brought the curtain down on their five-show residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Tuesday with help from Jenny Lewis. Jenny’s guest spot came during “Greatest Hits” night which actually featured a pair of rarities the band trotted out for the first time this year.

Frontman Donald Fagen emerged while the band covered Oliver Nelson’s “Teenie’s Blues” and led the group through the opening run of “Sign In Stranger,” “Hey Nineteen” and “Aja.” Fagen and company then performed “New Frontier” off Donald’s 1982 solo album, The Nightfly. Steely Dan followed the pairing of “Any Major Dude” and “Kid Charlemagne” with their first version of “Things I Miss The Most” since October 29, 2016.


The evening’s other bust out was Countdown To Ecstasy track “Razor Boy.” Steely Dan hadn’t played “Razor Boy” since last year’s Beacon residency. A run of actual hits – “Black Cow,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Josie” – came next. Steely Dan covered The Crusaders’ “Keep That Same Old Feeling” and then welcomed Jenny Lewis to the stage. Lewis sang “Dirty Work,” a song that appears on 1972’s Can’t Buy A Thrill featuring lead vocals from David Palmer. Beloved staples “Bodhisattva,” “Peg” and “My Old School” closed out the set ahead of a “Reelin’ In The Years” encore. Steely Dan now heads to Boston for a residency at the Orpheum.

Watch a clip of “Dirty Work” captured by Matthew Perpetua below:



Steely Dan at Beacon Theatre

  • Teenie's Blues  
  • Sign in Stranger
  • Hey Nineteen
  • Aja
  • New Frontier  
  • Any Major Dude Will Tell You
  • Kid Charlemagne
  • Things I Miss the Most  
  • Time Out of Mind
  • Razor Boy  
  • Black Cow
  • Rikki Don't Lose That Number
  • Josie
  • Keep That Same Old Feeling  
  • Dirty Work
  • Bodhisattva
  • Peg
  • My Old School
  • Reelin' in the Years
  • A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry  

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