Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y. The veteran jazz/rock outfit will be touring in support of its upcoming Reprise album, "Everything Must Go," which has been bumped to June 10 from its original May 6 release date. As the band explained in its online newsletter, "the reason, we understand, has to do with something called 'a schedule' for some entity called 'the record company.'"
"Everything Must Go" finds group leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker backed by drummer Keith Carlock, keyboardists Ted Baker and Bill Charlap, and guitarists Jon Herrington and Hugh McCracken. Beyond his usual bass and guitar duties, Becker takes the mic on one as-yet-unnamed tune, marking his first lead vocal in Steely Dan's history.
The album is the follow-up to 2000's "Two Against Nature," which was the group's first album since 1980's "Gaucho" and went on to win the Grammy for album of the year.
Here are Steely Dan's tour dates:
July 23: Costa Mesa, Calif. (Orange County Fair)
July 24: Paso Robles, Calif. (Mid-State Fair)
July 26: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor)
July 27: Tahoe, Nev. (Harvey's Outdoors)
Aug. 1: Portland, Ore. (Coliseum)
Aug. 2: George, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheatre)
Aug. 4: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Aug. 7: St. Paul, Minn. (X-Cel Energy Center)
Aug. 8: Chicago (United Center)
Aug. 9: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Aug. 11: Clarkston, Mich. (Pine Knob)
Aug. 12: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 14: Toronto (Molson Ampitheatre)
Aug. 16: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 17: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 19: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
Aug. 20: Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Park)
Aug. 22: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 23: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 25: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Aug. 27: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 29: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC)
Aug. 30: Atlantic City, N.J. (Etess Arena at the Taj Mahal)
Aug. 31: Syracuse, N.Y. (New York State Fair)