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Robh3606
06-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Have any of you seen them on this tour?? I just saw them at the Beacon and they were great! Had Pheobe Snow do a walk on. If you like them and get the chance, go see them. You won't be dissapointed.


http://www.steelydan.com/

Rob:)

SEAWOLF97
06-14-2007, 07:49 AM
Have any of you seen them on this tour?? I just saw them at the Beacon and they were great! Had Pheobe Snow do a walk on. If you like them and get the chance, go see them. You won't be dissapointed.


http://www.steelydan.com/

Rob:)

Always liked "The Dan". Went they recording for many years before they got out of the studio ? Are they as good "live" ?? Loved the high "production values" and unique unclassifiable sound.

clmrt
06-14-2007, 08:07 AM
http://www.steelydan.com/nostra07.html

No way...

4313B
06-14-2007, 08:37 AM
Have any of you seen them on this tour??Well it appears I just missed them! :banghead:

• Jun 04 - Freedom Hill - Detroit MI

• Jun 05 - Toledo Zoo Amph. - Toledo OH

I must listen to the wrong radio stations during my commutes.

hjames
06-14-2007, 08:51 AM
Have any of you seen them on this tour?? I just saw them at the Beacon and they were great! Had Phoebe Snow do a walk on. If you like them and get the chance, go see them. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.steelydan.com/

Rob:)


Well - THATS an early tour - seems most of the shows have already happened! They passed me by LAST week!

Jun 07 - Wolf Trap - Vienna VA - OVER!

Fortunately I do have tickets for Lyle Lovett and k.d. Lang next week - Lyle is always a lot of fun ... k.d. has a wonderful voice and a good band but needs to find new material to sing these days ...

BMWCCA
06-14-2007, 06:59 PM
That Wolf Trap show was sold out months ago. I saw them last year, touring with Michael McDonald, at Nissan Pavilion and they were great. Tried to find them again this year because my 18-year-old couldn't make last year's show due to a commitment to summer opera (West Side Story and Merry Widow). It was a great concert last year. Fine sound system (I was a bit worried after McDonald's opening group). Hopefully they'll tour again next summer.

Next year my daughter's going to the school where Fagen and Becker met (Chevy Chase, too) back in 1967 (only a few miles from where Levon Helm and his daughter live and perform). My daughter's been a Dan fan all her life. She had no choice! No, the Dan influence isn't why she picked the school, but at least we now understand the reference to Annandale in the lyrics to "Old School". Her major is theater and this was actually more a draw than Becker, Fagen, and Chase:

Fred Sanford
06-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Well - THATS an early tour - seems most of the shows have already happened! They passed me by LAST week!

Jun 07 - Wolf Trap - Vienna VA - OVER!

Fortunately I do have tickets for Lyle Lovett and k.d. Lang next week - Lyle is always a lot of fun ... k.d. has a wonderful voice and a good band but needs to find new material to sing these days ...

We'll be at the Lyle/kd show, too- on the lawn, I think. Lyle's with the Large Band this time, I saw him at Lincoln Center and another venue I can't remember with the Bluegrass band.

Just got VIP passes to Nickel Creek/Fiona Apple there, too.

je

Guy in WNY
06-15-2007, 09:37 AM
I missed them as well, but there was a good reason. The Bear's Den at the Niagara Casino is small - 443 seats! If you don't get a ticket the first day or so, then you are out of luck. Premium seating is auctioned off to the highest bidder, in the case of the Dan, they went for $750.00/seat!!!!!
Too high priced for my blood. I'll have to be content listening to them on my JBL's at home.

Jun 02 - Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls NY

Fangio
06-15-2007, 12:31 PM
the link shows 16 concert dates for europe in july. :bouncy:

hjames
06-19-2007, 06:50 AM
We'll be at the Lyle/kd show, too- on the lawn, I think. Lyle's with the Large Band this time, I saw him at Lincoln Center and another venue I can't remember with the Bluegrass band.

Just got VIP passes to Nickel Creek/Fiona Apple there, too.

je

So - how was that Lyle/k.d. show Sunday night in Charlottesville?
We'll be seeing them Weds night at Wolf Trap in Vienna ...

I'm looking forward to Lyle and the Large Band - they're always a lot of fun.
k.d.'s newest album is just a greatest hits/remastered kind of thing, so we have no idea what to expect from her ...

BMWCCA
06-19-2007, 07:27 AM
So - how was that Lyle/k.d. show Sunday night in Charlottesville? I didn't go. And I think Fred Sanford was going to the same show you're hitting in NOVA. Enjoy.

BMWCCA
06-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Nope - Fred called me Saturday to see where I'd be sitting so we could meet up and halfway through we realized we were talking different days & venues ...
He was going to the Sunday show down your way!It was that lawn-seating comment that threw me, having watched the Charlottesville Pavilion morph from a pleasant public space with a fabric-covered band shell designed by one of my architecture-school classmates into a for-profit venue controlled by the manager of the Dave Matthews' Band with a huge permanent tent imported from Yirrup that required tens-of-thousands-of-dollars spent after-the-fact just to make it not sound like the bottom of a well! Do I sound like a disaffected local resident? For a damn good reason! :banghead:

Fred Sanford
06-20-2007, 10:21 AM
So - how was that Lyle/k.d. show Sunday night in Charlottesville?
We'll be seeing them Weds night at Wolf Trap in Vienna ...

I'm looking forward to Lyle and the Large Band - they're always a lot of fun.
k.d.'s newest album is just a greatest hits/remastered kind of thing, so we have no idea what to expect from her ...

Sorry, haven't checked the forum for a while- the show was great, the sound from the lawn was passable. k.d. had a small band, did an interesting mix from throughout her career (3 from Ingenue, a Patsy Cline, Cohen's Hallelujah, a couple "Reclines" style tunes, some new stuff). What a strong voice, very impressive. Loved by the local crowd, she seemed really comfortable.

Lyle had the big band, but only used it maybe 60% of the set. Flawless performance, as expected from the top-notch musicians. Seeing Russ Kunkel was a highlight, he's been a favorite drummer for most of my life. Fun to see Sweet Pea and Sir Harry on backing vocals as well. Beginning of the set was a little slow, but overall both artists had such diverse back catalogs you had to just go where they took you & enjoy.

Have a great time, hope you like it.

je

k.d.'s best line: "I've toured with Lyle on & off for 22 years now. His band just gets bigger & bigger, his hair keeps getting taller. My band gets smaller, my hair gets shorter. I guess, for one of us, size doesn't matter..."

jim campbell
06-20-2007, 01:14 PM
i have the large band album and it plays frequently round these parts...........faves include which way does that old pony run,if you were to wake up..........there a tasty violin solo in there that ..........well...................i have never been a huge fan of kd but i do recognize an awesome talent when i see it............but when i wanna hear patsy i just go right there..............she' a huge fave

Fangio
07-20-2007, 01:23 PM
The sound was brilliant, I might add - what you'd expect for a bit more sophisticated crowd. Donald Fagan ("our fearless leedaah...") welcomed the audience with "hello - kids...." he and the band were in bestform, they presented themselves well-humored, gave to understand they appreciated the location and enjoyed the event. I have never seen such a huge gathering of end-thirties to mid-forties with a big, happy grin in their face - me included.

Two more gigs in scandinavia, then they go south europe, direction Italy. Anyone else to attend? ;)

Vintage Nut
11-16-2007, 07:30 AM
I saw Steely Dan back in 2003 when they were touring Everything Must Go. I made sure I had seats in the sweet spot down front, right in the middle (at the Gorge outdoor amphitheater in Washington.) The band sounded great and played all the old favorites. 'Twas a dream come true.

mikebake
11-16-2007, 09:07 AM
Pollstar.com is a good way to keep track of who is touring your area.

JBL Dog
11-16-2007, 03:54 PM
I saw Steely Dan back in 2003 when they were touring Everything Must Go. I made sure I had seats in the sweet spot down front, right in the middle (at the Gorge outdoor amphitheater in Washington.) The band sounded great and played all the old favorites. 'Twas a dream come true.


I saw Steely Dan in 2003 in Chicago and 2006 in St. Louis with Michael McDonald. The St. Louis show was very cool. They played much more of the early stuff.... the real treat was "Pretzel Logic" the way they used do it it with MM. It's my understanding St. Louis was the only city on the entire tour that they performed "Pretzel Logic". Maybe one of MM's old buddys from St. Louis put in a special request?? I proudly wear my Steely Dan "100% old school" T-shirt.

:applaud:

johnaec
11-17-2007, 07:42 AM
And for those of you that want a *quality* retrospective of their 1972-1980 stuff, (arguably, their prime), pick up the double-CD "Showbiz Kids", with 33 tunes on it. It was digitally remastered by Roger Nichols, (their famed engineer), and the sonic quality is excellent!

Johm

mikebake
11-17-2007, 03:47 PM
Their studio guitarist on Reelin in the Years and others was Elliott Randall, who lived in my town for awhile and is a friend. Local guitar legend Jim Miller flew Elliott back last year for a gig in town with some all-stars, and they smoked!

Zekeman
11-18-2007, 07:42 PM
Love "The Dan" man.....probably my favorite band....period.

jblnut
11-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Love "The Dan" man.....probably my favorite band....period.

Right on....

I saw the NY Rock and Soul Review tour and a few Dan shows over the past 10 years. They have to be one of the tightest and best sounding bands out there.

jblnut

catseye
11-24-2007, 04:24 AM
Nice to see all the "Dan Fans" ...

I play tenor sax in an old fart band, and SD is a favorite of ours. Here is our way of enjoying what they made for us:

Pretzel Logic, performed by Buffalo Theory (http://www.otgrecords.com/btheory/songs/Pretzel.mp3)