Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes Steely Dan to Bass Concert Hall on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 as they come to town with their Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day Tour while on the road across North America.
Steely Dan (L to R: Donald Fagen & Walter Becker). Photo credit: Danny Clinch
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at www.TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.
Concertgoers can expect an evening of the same high-level of musical excellence that garnered raves from fans and critics alike, and which was described by the LA Times thusly: “Everyone gathered Friday evening was a believer — and they were treated to something close to rapture. “The Chicago Sun-Times raved “This was different. This was live. This was vibrant. This was a cascade of color carried along by Fagen, Becker, eight brilliant supporting musicians and three superb backing vocalists.”
Onstage, Donald and Walter will be joined by those same eight brilliant supporting musicians, now appearing as The Bipolar Allstars(featuring Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, and Jon Herington on guitar), along with The Borderline Brats — three sublime, soulful songbirds. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. As always with the adventurousFagen and Becker, a few surprises may be in store as well.
Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as Reelin’ in the Years, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, F.M., Peg, Hey Nineteen, Deacon Blues, and Babylon Sisters, culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977’s groundbreaking “Aja”). They reunited in the early ’90s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 2000 they released multi-Grammy winner (including Album Of The Year) “Two Against Nature”, and released its acclaimed follow-up “Everything Must Go” in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
For more information on Steely Dan, please visitwww.steelydan.com.
Source: Texas Performing Arts