Steely Dan Announces Summer Tour Dates

Jazz-rock gurus Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, better known as the two-man group Steely Dan, announced dates Wednesday for their first extensive tour since 1996.

The 39-city trek will begin May 31, in Spokane, Washington, and will canvas the West Coast before hitting the Midwest, East and South, wrapping up July 29 in Dallas.

The tour follows the February release of "Two Against Nature," the group's first album of new material since 1980's "Gaucho." The new album sold well in its first few weeks of release, debuting at number six on the "Billboard" 200 albums chart.

The new LP continues where the band left off two decades ago, with a funky-fusion sound on such songs as "Cousin Dupree," the album's first single, and "Gaslighting Abbie."

Tickets for select dates will go on sale Saturday and Monday. The band is giving recipients of its Web site's (steelydan.com) newsletter a chance to buy tickets

a day in advance over the Internet.

Steely Dan tour dates:

  • 5/31 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
  • 6/1 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
  • 6/3 - George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 6/4 - Boise, ID @ BSU Pavilion
  • 6/6 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
  • 6/9 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheater
  • 6/10 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
  • 6/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
  • 6/13 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 6/14 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 6/16 - Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 6/17 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 6/18 - Marysville, CA @ Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
  • 6/20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Mesa del Sol Amphitheatre
  • 6/21 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green
  • 6/23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 6/24 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
  • 6/25 - Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • 6/27 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
  • 6/28 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom

    Music Center

  • 6/30 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Civic Arena
  • 7/1 - Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 7/2 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion at Starlake
  • 7/5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 7/7 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/8 - Wantaugh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheatre
  • 7/9 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
  • 7/13 - Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster — Sony Center
  • 7/14 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post
  • 7/15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
  • 7/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • 7/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • 7/21 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
  • 7/22 - Bristow, VA @Nissan Pavilion
  • 7/23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
  • 7/25 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Mars Music Amphitheatre
  • 7/26 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 7/28 - Houston, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion
  • 7/29 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex