Monday, January 8, 2018

Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers announce North American tour

Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers will team up this summer for an extensive 37-date summer tour of North America.

Billed as "The Summer of Living Dangerously", the co-headlining trek that will see full sets by both acts will open in Charlotte, NC on May 10, with shows running to mid-July.

A Citi cardmember presale for U.S. dates runs from Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, January 11 at 10 p.m. local time through the Private Pass program, with general public seats available in most cities on Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m. local time – check complete ticket details via

The 2018 shows mark Steely Dan’s second tour following last fall’s passing of co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker, with vocalist/keyboardist Donald Fagen vowing to carry on.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” wrote Fagen in a heartfelt note following the loss of his longtime friend and bandmate.

A legal battle over control of the band and its brand was revealed in November, with Fagen and Becker’s widow, Delia, reportedly at odds over the status of a 1972 Buy/Sell agreement that stipulated that if a member of Steely Dan quit or died, the band would purchase all of that member's shares in the group.

In his lawsuit, Fagen alleges that he received a letter from Becker’s estate four days after the guitarist’s death stating that the 1972 deal was “of no force or effect", that Delia be appointed a director or officer of Steely Dan, and that she was entitled to 50 percent ownership of the group.

“We believe the agreement to which Mr. Fagen refers in his suit – drafted 45 years ago – was not in effect at the time of Walter’s death,” a representative for Becker's estate said in a statement.

Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers
North American tour

May 10 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
May 11 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 13 - Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place
May 14 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 17 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
May 20 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
May 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 24 - Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
May 25 - Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 27 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Jun 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 04 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center •
Jun 05 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Jun 07 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena **
Jun 09 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena **
Jun 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Jun 12 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jun 15 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jun 16 - Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field **
Jun 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Jun 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - STL
Jun 21 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - CHI
Jun 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jun 24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jun 26 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jun 30 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul 02 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage **
Jul 03 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 06 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 07 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 10 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 11 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul 13 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion **
Jul 14 - Bethel, NY Bethel Woods @ Center for the Arts

** no Citi card presale
• general public tickets on sale Jan 26 at 10 a.m. local time

See also:

Steely Dan legal battle heats up
Steely Dan: Donald Fagen sues Walter Becker’s estate
Steely Dan: Walter Becker cause of death confirmed
Steely Dan: Donald Fagen cancels solo shows due to illness
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