Steely Dan announced Monday the band will return to The Beacon Theatre stage for a nine-night residency of themed performances starting Oct. 17.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers staged complete performances of several of their beloved classic albums from start to finish at The Beacon in 2008-09, 2011, 2013, 2015-16. Included among the highlights of this year's concerts are: performances of Steely Dan's "Countdown to Ecstasy" (1973), "The Royal Scam" (1976), "Aja" (1977) and "Gaucho" (1980), plus Donald Fagen's solo album "The Nightfly" (1982), as well as "By Popular Demand" and "Greatest Hits" nights.
Each and every night, Steely Dan will also treat audiences with selections from their catalog, packed with infectious tunes, harmonies, grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek, subversive lyrics.
Additionally, Steely Dan has announced five October performance dates: Richmond, Virginia; Pittsburgh; Baltimore; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo - Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
On all shows, Fagen will be joined once again by the crack group of acclaimed musicians who have famously supported him in recent years, including: Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists.
Fagen and Walter Becker led steely Dan from 1972 until Becker's passing in September 2017. The band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as "Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "F.M.," "Peg," "Hey Nineteen," "Deacon Blues" and "Babylon Sisters," from their seven Platinum albums issued between 1972-80 (including 1977's groundbreaking "Aja").
Steely Dan reunited in the early '90s, launching a string of sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000, they released the multi-Grammy-winning (including "Album of the Year") "Two Against Nature," and released the acclaimed follow-up, "Everything Must Go," in 2003.