Known as one of the classic rock bands of the 1970s era, Steely Dan burst onto the scene in the early '70s. Though the band broke up in 1981, they later reunited and went on tour again. Three of their songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with "Do It Again" reaching a high on the chart at No. 6. Steely Dan continues touring today and hitting venues such as the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse.
Still Alive in America
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met in the 1960s and began writing music together and performing in small bands. Leather Canary, one of the bands they were in together, featured Chevy Chase on drums. After Denny Dias, Jeff Baxter, Jim Hodder and David Palmer joined, they officially became Steely Dan. Some of their hottest charting songs include "Peg," "Reelin' in the Years" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," which broke into the top 10. After breaking up in the early '80s, the band members went their separate ways but continued working in music. They reunited in 1993 to release Alive in America and go on tour. Two Against Nature, their follow-up album, received multiple Grammy Award nominations and won four. The band released a total of nine studio albums, including Can't Buy a Thrill and Everything Must Go.
Where can I buy Steely Dan tickets?
StubHub offers a convenient place to buy Steely Dan tickets because of the FanProtect guarantee. You can search for tickets at venues close by and see where the band will be in the future. You can also use StubHub to see the whole lineup when the band announces a new tour.
What is a Steely Dan tour setlist like?
The typical Steely Dan setlist on tour includes all 10 of their highest-charting songs, including "Deacon Blues" and "Black Friday." You can expect to hear songs from their earliest albums such as Countdown to Ecstasy and Pretzel Logic and some of their newer albums, too. The band often closes their shows or comes back for an encore with one of their popular songs such as "Reelin' in the Years" or "Rikki Don't Lose That Number."
How many Grammy Awards does Steely Dan have?
Steely Dan has three Grammy Awards and nine nominations. Two Against Nature won Album of the Year in 2003 and Best Pop Vocal Album that same year. They also won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song "Cousin Dupree" that year. The group previously received nominations in 1981 for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Their earliest nomination came in 1974 when "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was up for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.
Will Steely Dan tour in 2019?
Steely Dan will be on tour in 2019 through the middle of October. This latest tour will take them across the Midwest and to the West Coast before they return to the East Coast. Their last tour date is October 15 at New York's Beacon Theatre.
Who are the current members of Steely Dan?
Following Becker's death in 2017, Steely Dan changed their lineup and went back on tour. Donald Fagen is the only original member still playing. Guitarist Connor Kennedy of The Nightflyers joined as well.
Which artists are similar to Steely Dan?
One band similar to Steely Dan is Jay and the Americans. This group achieved fame thanks to songs such as "She Cried" and "Come a Little Bit Closer." During an early tour, two of the future members of Steely Dan played back up for them. Fans of Steely Dan may also like the Doobie Brothers, who once proposed replacing some of the group's members with members of Steely Dan. Jeff Baxter, one of the founding members of Steely Dan, even played with the Doobie Brothers before that band took a hiatus.Back to Top