Steely Dan Announces North American Summer Tour!
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will bring Steely Dan to the road in 2014, taking their "Jamalot Ever After" Tour across the U.S. and Canada. Opening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon on July 2, the tour is set for 47 shows before concluding at Baltimore, Maryland's Pier Six Pavilion on September 17. Some shows are on sale now.
Onstage, Donald and Walter are joined onoce again by their now-legendary supporting musicians: Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and keys, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone and Walt Weiskopf on saxophone. The band wouldn't be complete without the three sublime, soulful songbirds: La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle. [band member bios and websites are here]. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dan's extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles.
The full schedule , pre-sale dates, general on-sale dates, and ticket links are at steelydan.com, which is also the site for up-to-the minute news and information. All events are also posted on Steely Dan's Facebook page.
STEELY DAN has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as Reelin' in the Years, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, F.M., Peg, Hey Nineteen, Deacon Blues, andBabylon Sisters, culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977's ground breaking "Aja"). They reunited in the early '90s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 2000 they released multi-Grammy winner (including Album Of The Year) "Two Against Nature", and released its acclaimed follow-up "Everything Must Go" in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Jamalot Ever After tour dates are as follows:
2 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Ore.
3 - Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, Ore.
5-6 - Marymoor Park, Redmond, Wash.
8-9 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif.
10 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif.
12 - The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
13 -Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, Calif.
15 - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Ariz.
16 - Route 66 Casino Legends Theater, Albuquerque, N.M.
18 - Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Okla.
19 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.
21 - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.
23 - Brady Theater, Tulsa, Okla.
24 - Walmart AMP, Rogers, Ark.
26 - UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, La.
27 - Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, Birmingham, Ala.
29 - Township Auditorium, Columbia, S.C.
31 - Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.
1-2 - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
4 - War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, N.C.
6 - Musikfest, Bethlehem, Penn.
8 - Seneca Niagara Events Center, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
9 - City Fest, Erie, Penn.
11 - Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Penn.
12 - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio
13 - Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
15 - Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Ill.
16 - Overture Hall, Madison, Wisc.
17 - Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ind.
19 - Fox Cities PAC, Appleton, Wisc.
20 - Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, Mich.
22 - Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ont.
23-24 - Sony Centre for Performing Arts, Toronto, Ont.
26 - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ont.
27 - Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal, Que.
29 - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Me.
30 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, N.H.
31 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
3-4 - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, N.J.
6 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, Mass.
7 - Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, R.I.
9-10 - Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, N.J.
12 - Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City, N.J.
13-14 - Paramount Theatre, Huntington, N.Y.
16 - Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.
17 - Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.
For more than four decades, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have taken cues from the worlds of jazz, rock, funk and R&B to form a style truly their own. Long heralded for the quality and complexity of their music, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have sold more than 40 million albums all around the world. With multiple Grammy wins under their belts, including the 2001 Album of the Year Award for their eighth studio effort, "Two Against Nature," these jazz rockers proudly stand as one of the most respected musical acts of all time.
For more information, visit steelydan.com.