Steely Dan Tour 2019 in UK and Ireland
Steely Dan is headlining a tour of the U.K. and Ireland in February 2019, with Steve Winwood as the opening act. Steely Dan, led by co-founder/singer Donald Fagen, has been continuing as a touring act since the 2017 death of co-founder Walter Becker. Fagen is the only original member of Steely Dan who is currently in the band, which consists of Fagen and backup musicians. Tickets for Steely Dan’s 2019 tour of the U.K. and Ireland go on sale on Sept. 7.
Steely Dan formed in 1972 and disbanded in 1981. Fagen and Becker then reunited to revive Steely Dan in 1993. The band is best known for the hits “Do it Again,” “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Josie,” “Deacon Blues,” “Peg” and “Hey Nineteen.” Steely Dan’s 2000 album Two Against Nature , the band’s first new studio album in 20 years, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Steely Dan’s follow-up album, 2003’s Everything Must Go, was the last Steely Dan studio album to be released with Becker.
Steely Dan’s 2018 U.S. tour that was announced earlier this year includes Steely Dan returning to New York City’s Beacon Theatre in October, to do a series of nine concerts where the band will be performing a different Steely Dan album per show at eight of the concerts. The albums are The Royal Scam (on Oct. 17), Aja (on Oct. 18 and Oct. 27), The Nightfly (on Oct. 20 and Oct. 28), Countdown to Ecstasy (on Oct. 24), Gaucho (on Oct. 26) and Greatest Hits (on Oct. 30), plus a “By Popular Demand” fan-voted setlist on Oct. 21.
Grammy winner Winwood hasn’t put out a new studio album since 2008’s Nine Lives, but he’s been keeping busy by still continuing to do concerts, as evidenced by his two most recent albums—2009’s Live From Madison Square Garden(with Eric Clapton) and 2017’s Greatest Hits Live. In his live show, Winwood performs hits that span his entire career, from his days in the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith to his solo career. Some of the songs that are constants in Winwood’s set list include “I’m a Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Can’t Find My Way Home,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Higher Love.”
Here are the dates for Steely Dan’s 2019 tour of the U.K. and Ireland:
Feb. 20—Glasgow, Scotland—The SSE Hydro
Feb. 21—Manchester, England—Manchester Arena
Feb. 23—Birmingham, England—Genting Arena
Feb. 25—London, England—The SSE Arena, Wembley (Tickets)
Feb. 28—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena