Jazz music is the choice of gentlemen, at least that’s what’s said. However, there are many who claim that there aren’t many great jazz bands out there anymore. Those that make such claims clearly haven’t listened to Steely Dan. The band is essentially a Jazz rock band which originated in America. They seek to keep the magic of jazz alive by blending it with different musical elements. This includes funk, pop, and R&B. Founded in 1973 by its core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the band dominated the latter part of the 70s and the early part of the 80s. Eventually, like all good things, the band members decided that they could no longer work together and the band split in 1981. This break up lasted for almost a decade until the band reunited in 1993. They’ve started going on tours at a steady pace ever since. The music of Steely Dan is greatly influenced by complex jazz music. The lyrics of songs played by Fagen and Becker are unusual in nature often focusing on topics like crime, drugs, and love affairs. A apart from this, the duo is well known for their obsession with perfectionism in the studio while recording their songs. Their album Gaucho, which came out in 1980, involved as many as 11 engineers and around 42 studio musicians. During the early years, the tours of this band were limited to the years from 1972 to 1974 after which they retired to their studio. After disbanding, Steely Dan wasn’t able to do much and they lost some popularity. Despite this inactiveness, the band was still able to maintain the support of a devoted group of fans.
After their reunion, the band released a total of two albums, both of which made use of fresh material. The first album, since their leave of absence, was titled “Two Against Nature”. This album marked a great come back for the band as it won them a Grammy for “Album of the Year”. So far the band has managed to sell as many as 40 million albums globally and this success has earned them a place in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. This honor was bestowed in the month of March in 2001. The previous albums released by Steely Dan include “Can’t Buy a Thrill” which was released in 1972, and then the band released “Come Down to Ecstasy” in 1973. “Pretzel Logic” and “Katy Lied” followed in the years 1974 and 1975 respectively. “The Royal Scam” came out in 1976 and “Aja” was released in 1977 after which the band released “Gaucho” in 1980 and then came the albums of “Two Against Nature” and “Everything Must Go” in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The band is popular, and therefore the tour tickets are in much demand. TicketCity is the place for all Steely Dan fans to get their tickets.
Steely Dan “Rockabye Golie Angel” Tour
Steely Dan announced in early 2015 that the band would be touring the country again in 2015 on their Rockabye Golie Angel Tour. The Rockabye Golie Angel Tour kicked off on July 6th at Red Rocks in Denver Colorado, beore taking Steely Dan to LA, Austin, Houstin, Boston, Atlanta, and many more. Steely Dan Tickets are consistently in high demand and the Rockabye Golie Angel Tour is one of the more anticipated tours of 2015. The tour will once again bring many of Steely Dan's favorite hits accross the country and continue Steely Dan's history of thrilling audiences nationwide.