Steely Dan opened the Billboard Live music club in Tokyo on Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd.

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen promised to "play some tunes from the past going back into the deep '70s." And the band did just that, delivering an 80-minute set which included "Aja," "Time Out of Mind," "Dirty Work" and "Josie."

Founding members Fagen and Walter Becker were supported in the 330-seat club by their regular 10-piece support band.

The veteran American rockers are opening all three of the new Billboard Live clubs in Japan. They will play the venue in Tokyo's Roppongi district from Aug. 18-20 and 22-24. From Aug. 26, the band will perform for six days at the Osaka club.

Steely Dan are due to open the Fukuoka club on Sept. 3, where they will play for three days.

Billboard's executive editor Tamara Conniff attended the sold-out opening show along with Nielsen Business Media vice president Howard Applebaum.

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