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Summer - Autumn 2016 Autumn In New York: In 2016, Steely Dan's autumnal residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre serves up 10 very special shows, Oct 12 - 29. The 1973 classic Countdown to Ecstasy joins the Album Night rotation, and Rickie Lee Jones is Special Guest for selected performances. See the complete schedule on the 2016 dates page. Winter- Spring 2016
Indeed, in 2016, the Facebook Page is often where officially confirmed dates, events, and special announcements will appear first.
They're the quickest draw in town, folks. So when it comes to announcements, confirmed events, and news, SD @ Facebook will often shoot first.
...and among aforementioned news items, a very exiting one is that music legend Steve Winwood will co-headline the summer leg of dates! We already know from experience that this will be one spectacular night of music!
April - October 2015
The Steely Dan Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour 2015 kicks off in April with seven western shows bracketing two weekends at 2015's Coachella Festival. Then it explodes into summer, as Special Guest Elvis Costello and the Imposters joins the bill for 23 U.S. dates running July 6 - August 12. In October, SD returns to NYC's Beacon Theatre for 8 nights of special setlist shows for a hometown crowd, Oct 6 - 17
Summer 2014 Ain't No Fairy Tale: Join Donald, Walter, and their now-legendary group of supporting musicians on their Jamalot Ever After Tour, swinging hrough North America Juy 2 - Sept 17. Summer, 2013 Mood Swings 2013: Come along with with Donald, Walter, and their Bipolar Allstars - Featuring The Borderline Brats on the 2013 Mood Swings 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day Tour. It all starts July 19 in Atlantic City. November, 2011 Steely Dan in 2011: Donald and Walter conduct some Shuffle Diplomacy July - November with 'The Miles High Big Band' and featuring 'The Embassy Brats'. A hot and historic double-bill is built when the legendary Steve Winwood joins The Dan for the Australia and New Zealand leg. April, 2011 Roger Nichols, R.I.P. 2010 Fagen, Scaggs, and McDonald play live in 2010! See donaldfagen.com for all the details May, 2010
Walter Sear - 1930 -2010: Our friend Walter Sear, owner of legendary Sear Sound in New York City, passed away last month.
He was one of a kind.
2009 Touring 2009 was a 2-season, 70+ show affair: A Left Bank Holiday in Europe, and an extended Rent Party in North America. Final show was in Montreal on Nov 28. 2008
Think Fast, Steely Dan: Visit the Tour 08 page to see if Steely Dan will hit your burg this year.
Circus Money: Becker's second solo CD is released in June. More at walterbecker.com
2007 Heavy Rollers: May through September, Donald, Walter, and their 10-piece band played the odds with dates in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Here's the tour archive.
Now even the Small*Marts will be top-loaded with SD tracks, thanks to the release of Steely Dan compilations The Definitive Collection (2006) and The Millennium Collection (Jun. 2007). Find SD's full discography here
Fagen's The Nightfly Trilogy Boxed Set is released in November. More at donaldfagen.com
September, 2006 Off The Road Again: Summer 2006 Steelyard 'Sugartooth' McDan (and the Fab-Originees.com) Tour is history. Visit this page for the official documents, depositions, photos, etc. 2006 In support of sundry solo endeavors, both Walter and Donald are eponymously online.
Fagen releases his third solo album Morph The Cat in March 2006, and mounts a spring tour.
Becker continues work on his second solo CD.
2005 Everything Must Go ---> Gone up and Went: With all the excitement of the most recent promotional season behind us, steelydan.com powers down to a comfortable archive-mode idle. Any real Steely Dan news, and we'll post it here and send a newsletter. March, 2005 :: Mindy Jostyn, 48
February, 2004 :: Cornelius Bumpus: 1945-2004
December, 2003 You're Surrounded: Everything Must Go wins "Best Made-For-Surround Title" at the 2003 Annual Surround Music Awards July - October, '03 End of Another Road: The "Everything Must Go" Tour which began July 23 in California ends Oct 11 in Honolulu. ^ TOP Spring, '03 Everything Must Go: Steely Dan's new CD is released June 10. A 2-Leg summer tour begins July 23
:: EMG Page is here
February 11th, '03 NPR feeds "Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland" with guests Becker and Fagen. Autumn, '01 Back To Work: Becker and Fagen return to the studio to record a batch of new tunes. December 1, 2001 MIXing It Up: MIX Magazine awards Steely Dan their Les Paul Award at the Mix Foundation's 17th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards Dinner in New York City. The award is presented to Donald and Walter by Larry Carlton and Les Paul. (The Clair Brothers also win the Tour Production Award for their sound work on Steely Dan's 2K Tour) A few pictures are here. ^ TOP May 11 & 12, 2001 What's Up, Doc?: Becker and Fagen receive Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from The Berklee College Of Music, and attend students' tribute concert of the music of Steely Dan. Coverage is here. March 19, 2001 Should We Demand A Recount?: Becker and Fagen are inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame.
:: Becker and Fagen's statement is here
:: The history of their crusade is here.
:: A related auction of interest is here.
February 21, 2001 Grams Says Howdy: "Two Against Nature" wins four Grammy Awards, including "Album Of The Year". Becker and Fagen's dispatch is here: A few photos here ^ TOP November, 2000 Outrageous: MCA releases "Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980", a 2-disc compilation of tracks culled from the Original Seven ("Can't Buy A Thrill" through "Gaucho"). New liner notes. [Find SD's authorized discography here] September 19, 2000 End Of The Road: The Steely Dan 2K touring season ends with show #56 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Links to our tour scrapbook [pictures, fan e-mails, sundry tour-time gags] can be found here ^ TOP August, 2000 Keep Them Doggies Rollin': The North American leg of Steely Dan's 2K Tour wraps up, and the touring party heads to Europe for the remaining 15 shows. June 24, 2000 Honored: Becker and Fagen are voted "Songwriters Of The Century" by the Popular Music Composition students of the Lincolnwood IL school district. June, 2000 Heavy Metal: "Two Against Nature" is certified platinum ^ TOP June 6, 2000 The Dan Get Plush: The Home Version of Steely Dan's PBS "In The Spotlight" Special - Two Against Nature: Steely Dan's Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party - is released in DVD and VHS formats. June, 2000 Me Myself & Don & Walt: The songs of Steely Dan take pride of place in the soundtrack for the Farrelly Brothers' new movie, "Me Myself & Irene", which includes 11 Steely Dan covers performed by various artists. The movie stars Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger and opens June 23. The soundtrack will be released on June 13. ^ TOP May 22, 2000 ASCAP Honors Becker & Fagen: Walter and Donald are presented with the Founders Award, ASCAP's top honor for lifetime achievement in songwriting. May 14, 2000 "Two Against Nature" Tour Begins: Steely Dan kicks off their 2K tour in Japan on May 14. North American dates begin June 1, with European dates to follow. Full touring schedule, news, and reports are here. ^ TOP March - May, 2000 Seems Like Old Times: Steely Dan's first studio album in 20 years - Two Against Nature - is released on February 29. It debuts at #6 on the Billboard 200.
In addition to two TV Specials (see January 2000 item below), promotional appearances throughout the spring include the David Letterman show (March 3), the Today show (May 5), several radio specials, innumerable press interviews [see a sampling here], and two internet chats [transcripts here].
^ TOP January, 2000 SD Tapes Two for TV: SD descended on Sony Studios in New York city to tape a PBS "In The Spotlight" special, featuring both performance and documentary/ interview footage, which aired on most PBS affiliates during March. The home version DVD and VHS will be released this summer by Image Entertainment. A few days later Steely Dan taped an episode of VH-1 - Storytellers which aired in early May. December, 1999 Snubbed Again: The voters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have once again seen fit to overlook Steely Dan. It seems as though Donald and Walter's vigorous lobbying during the '97 season all went for naught.
But not to worry -- vengeance will be theirs (and ours)! Everybody start training for The Hall Of Fame Induction/Tribunal For Rhythmic Justice Night!!