SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

May 03, 2006 10:35 ET

Steely Dan Announce Summer 2006 U.S. Tour With Michael McDonald

32-Date Tour to Kick Off July 7 in Milwaukee

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Legendary jazz-rock icons Walter Becker and Donald Fagen reunite with a band mate from the '70s when Steely Dan shares the bill with Michael McDonald and his band for their 32-city Steelyard "Sugartooth" McDan (and the Tour this summer.

Opening in Milwaukee on July 7, the tour hits major U.S. markets including Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix before closing in Detroit on September 2nd. Tickets for the tour, which is promoted by Live Nation, will go on sale through Ticketmaster.

Concertgoers can expect a hefty draft of the inimitable Steely Dan sonic experience this summer. Supported by a crack 10-piece band -- including Keith Carlock on drums, Freddy Washington on bass, and Jon Herington on guitar -- Becker and Fagen will showcase selections from Steely Dan's extraordinary three-decade plus catalog of slinky grooves, sleek subversive lyrics, and infectious hits. Set lists may also sample from Fagen's recently released "Morph The Cat" and Becker's upcoming release, due later this year. A few surprises may be in store as well.

Visit for up-to-the-minute tour news, information, and on-sale dates.

STEELY DAN helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as "Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Deacon Blues," "Peg," "Babylon Sisters," and "Hey Nineteen," culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977s groundbreaking "Aja"). They reunited in the early '90s and toured throughout the decade, releasing multi-Grammy winner "Two Against Nature" in 2000 and its acclaimed follow-up "Everything Must Go" in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Five-time Grammy winner MICHAEL MCDONALD's distinctively soulful voice first emerged in the 1970s as a vocalist in Steely Dan. He then joined the Doobie Brothers in 1975 and in the years that followed, McDonald and the Doobie Brothers enjoyed tremendous commercial and creative success. Their sound evolved from guitar-driven rock to a sultry, tight R&B feel, with McDonald writing and singing lead on their signature hits "Takin' It to the Streets," "What a Fool Believes" and "Minute by Minute." As a solo artist, McDonald charted with "I Keep Forgettin'," "Sweet Freedom," "Yah Mo B There" (with James Ingram), and "On My Own" (with Patti LaBelle), among others. In the last four years, Michael has released four records, all of which have achieved platinum or gold certifications, including his interpretations of Motown classics on his appropriately titled "Motown" and "Motown II" albums.

For more information on Michael McDonald please contact John Romero, / 615-269-6600

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Date    City                Venue
Jul 7   Milwaukee, WI       Summerfest
Jul 8   Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 10  Nashville, TN       Starwood Amphitheatre
Jul 12  Dallas, TX          Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie
Jul 14  Houston, TX         Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 15  San Antonio, TX     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 18  Phoenix, AZ         Cricket Pavilion
Jul 19  Irvine, CA          Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 21  San Jacinto, CA     Soboba Casino (Steely Dan only)
Jul 22  Las Vegas, NV       Aladdin Theatre
Jul 24  San Diego, CA       Embarcadero Marina Park South (Steely Dan only)
Jul 25  San Francisco, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 27  Portland, OR        Clark County Amphitheatre
Jul 28  Seattle, WA         White River Amphitheatre
Jul 31  Denver, CO          Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 7   Atlanta, GA         Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug 9   Hollywood, FL       Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Aug 10  Tampa, FL           Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 12  Charlotte, NC       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 13  Bristow, VA         Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug 15  Virginia Beach, VA  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 17  Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 19  Camden, NJ          Tweeter Waterfront
Aug 20  Scranton, PA        Toyota Pavilion
Aug 23  Holmdel, NJ         PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 24  Hartford, CT        New England Dodge Music Center
Aug 26  Atlantic City, NJ   Trump Taj Mahal
Aug 27  Boston, MA          Tweeter Center
Aug 29  Cincinnati, OH      Riverbend Music Center
Aug 30  Pittsburgh, PA      Post Gazette Pavilion
Sep 1   Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Blossom Music Center
Sep 2   Detroit, MI         DTE Energy Music Theatre

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