In 1967, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker met at Bard College, discovered a mutual interest in jazz, and ultimately formed the group known as Steely Dan. Their popularity grew over the next decade, as they released several classic, studio albums (featuring a unique blend of jazz, rock and other popular music) and took their act on the road between 1972 and 1974. In 1981 the group disbanded, after selling millions of albums, and its members mostly stayed out of the professional music scene.
However, the group reunited in 1993 with the launch of a U.S. tour, and in 2000 they released a new album, “Two Against Nature,” followed in 2003 by “Everything Must Go.” Steely Dan has toured every summer since 2006, most recently embarking on the Left Bank Holiday European tour and the Rent Party Tour ’09 in the summer of 2009. The group has sold over 30 million albums during their 40+ year history, but perhaps their biggest accomplishment was getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and honor bestowed upon them in March 2001.
Summary by TicketNews staff Steely Dan members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, have confirmed four dozen dates for their 2013 North American tour, where they will be joined by their supporting band, The Bipolar Allstars, and singers, The Borderline Brats. The Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day tour... Read more
The party goes on for classic rock duo Steely Dan. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will keep their musical celebration on the road with a second leg of Rent Party 2009 Tour dates this fall. The U.S. trek picks up again with concerts on October 12-13 at Paramount Theatre... Read more
The daily tour recap is back after the long holiday weekend with new itinerary reports from the likes of veteran musical duo Steely Dan and up-and-coming pop rock group Paramore, as compiled by TicketNews on September 9. Starting off the recap, Steely Dan will keep its musical party on... Read more
Illness forced the postponement of Steely Dan‘s July 29 concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The concert has been rescheduled for August 12, at which time they will perform their classic album, “Gaucho.” All tickets for the originally scheduled July 29 show will be honored on August 12. Refunds... Read more
Steely Dan has added Grammy award-winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton to select performances on its Rent Party ’09 Tour. On tour, Steely is playing some albums in its complete format as well as an Internet Request Night in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Chicago, IL. The special... Read more
Steely Dan has added another four shows to the original four Rent Party ’09 Tour concerts it booked at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY. The new concerts are August 3-4 and August 10-11. Steely Dan did not sell out its first shows (July 28-29 and July 31-August... Read more
Acclaimed jazz-rock duo Steely Dan will launch the first in a pair of U.S. tour legs next week. The first round of the Rent Party ’09 trek kicks off June 9 at Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC, and wraps up June 19 at Amphitheater at the Wharf... Read more
Steely Dan, who recently announced they were embarking on a summer tour, just added a sixth, and final, concert to their string of shows at the Beacon Theatre in June in New York. There are limited tickets available for some of the other Beacon shows, and the new show... Read more
Steely Dan, one of the most critically lauded bands of the past 35 years, will once again hit the road performing several concerts as part of their Think Fast, Steely Dan Summer Tour 2008 beginning June 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The first 14 concert dates have been released... Read more