Steely Dan Announces North American Tour for Summer

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Posted April 14, 2014 by J Matthew Cobb in News
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Do it again: Steely Dan will be bringing their royal scam to 47 North American cities this summer

Any major dude will be reelin’ in the years when they hear that Steely Dan will be trekking the United States this summer.

Announced today, the witty, dark-humored Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will take their vast catalog on the road, performing with an eight-piece band: drummer Keith Carlock, bassist Freddie Washington, keyboardist Jim Beard, guitarist Jon Herington, trumpeter/keyboardist Michael Leonhart, trombonist Jim Pugh, saxophonist Walt Weiskopf and baritone saxophonist Roger Rosenberg.

Three backing vocalists — La Tanya HallCarolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle — will join the Dan.

Known for occasionally performing entire albums like Aja and The Royal Scam at select tour stops, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker – the only constants in the jazz-meets-rock band’s lineup – have not announced any surprises for the “Jamalot Ever After” tour. There’s no mention of opening acts either. But one thing has been revealed: The earliest for pre-sales are April 16.

The tour will kick off in Portland, Oregon at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on July 2 and will wrap up around mid-September in Baltimore, MD. Although they have performed in the state of Alabama before in the college town of Tuscaloosa (2011, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater), a special place for their hit “Deacon Blues” which references the Crimson Tide, it will be the duo’s first time playing Birmingham, Ala., where they will perform at the 2,835-seat BJCC Concert Hall.

Additional tour dates are below.

July

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.

August

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.

September

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.

 


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J Matthew Cobb

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