I was always one of those listeners from the other room when it came to the sounds of Steely Dan and since a lot of my friends really enjoyed them, I’ve heard that I missed out on something truly special. I mean I do know a few hits such as the seminal “Reeling In The Yeast” and I’ve long recognized Becker and Fagen as inspirational and influential players. I just never followed the group during their heyday but with Rock music it’s never too late to become a fan. That said, the guys just announced a lengthy tour that will find Steve Winwood supporting so check out the poster and the press release.
The Press Release:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have announced Steely Dan will be back to satisfy Dan fans nationwide with “The Dan Who Knew Too Much” tour dates this spring and summer. The band will kick off their spring touring with two Port Chester, NY performances at The Capitol Theatre on Apr. 18th and 19th and conclude the solo run on Apr. 30th at Atlantic City, NJ’s Borgata Events Center. Having co-headlined Australia and New Zealand together in 2011, Steely Dan will welcome their friend and special guest Steve Winwood for their summer tour which kicks off on Jun. 7 at Cincinnati, OH’s Riverbend Music Center and concludes five weeks later, on Jul. 13th in Virginia Beach, VA. Tickets will go on sale beginning Feb. 26th. Check the Tour Dates section for a full list of dates:
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I realize that this is not the most Metal of touring posts and honestly bears no real relation to the stuff at all but when a legendary act plots a tour I have to do my civic media duty and make sure that you know about it as well. Depending on my mood I might head out to Atlantic City, NJ to see the show and try my luck on the slots if the mood strikes me or perhaps I will see if some friends in the Upstate NY area feel like heading to Woodstock to enjoy them in Bethel. So many options but something I want to cross off my musical bucket list if at all possible because I have never seen Steve Winwood either so it’s a two for the price of one for me. What do you readers think of this particular tour?