A noble tradition continues when Steely Dan brings seven nights of special setlist shows to New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the finale week of their Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day tour. Returning to the landmark venue for another extended hometown run, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will reprise the setlists of Classic Albums, Greatest Hits, and Audience Requests that garnered critical and audience raves in 2009 and 2011. The week will cap a 53-show tour which begins July 19 in Atlantic City.
American Express Cardmember Pre-Sale starts today at 10 a. m., with General Public On Sale beginning Saturday June 22 @ 10 a.m. — all available through Ticketmaster. Fans looking for that extra deep dose of The Dan can also select from among three Beacon multi-show packages, snagging discounted prices while locking in the same seat location across multiple shows.
Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bristow, VA (DC), and Boston will also get the special setlist treatment.
* Sep 30 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Aja – Plus Selected Hits
* Oct 01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Greatest Hits Night
* Oct 03 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Royal Scam – Plus Selected Hits
* Oct 04 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Gaucho – Plus Selected Hits
* Oct 05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Audience Request Night
* Oct 07 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Aja – Plus Selected Hits
* Oct 08 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Greatest Hits Night
= Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre Aja – Plus Selected Hits
= Aug 25 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre Greatest Hits Night
= Sept 7 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Aja – Plus Selected Hits
= Sep 20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Amph Aja – Plus Selected Hits
= Sep 24 Boston. MA Citi Wang Aja – Plus Selected Hits
= Sep 25 Boston, MA Citi Wang Greatest Hits
= On Sale now • Ticketmaster
Classic Album Nights open with one of Steely Dan’s classics — Aja, Gaucho, or Royal Scam — performed in its entirety, start-to-finish. The evening then continues with additional selected favorites, making for a wide-ranging, hit-strewn ramble through Steely Dan’s extraordinary 4-decade catalog. Attendees to Audience Request Night are asked to submit their favorite song at ticket purchase check-out. The Greatest Hits evenings are…well, we figure Steely Dan fans can pretty much puzzle that one out for themselves.
For this repertoire, only the most bodacious of supporting bands will do. Happily, that band takes the stage this year as The Bipolar Allstars with The Borderline Brats (featuring Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, and Jon Herington on guitar) — none other than the acclaimed supporting musicians who continue to burnish the Dan songbook with astonishing musicality and inventiveness.
Visit www.steelydan.com for the full touring schedule and up-to-the minute news and information.