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Steely Dan kicks off Venetian Las Vegas residency14 April 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Last night, Steely Dan kicked off their nine-night residency at the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas. Steely Dan entranced the sold-out audience with a set of their classic songs and diverse selections from their extraordinary catalog, including "Reelin' in the Years," "Josie," "Peg," "Hey 19" and many others.
Joining Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Walter Becker on this residency in the "Entertainment Capital of the World" are the brilliant and acclaimed musicians who have famously supported them in recent years, including Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists. Journalists have noted that one has to go back to the legendary big bands of a previous era to find a touring ensemble with the virtuosity, versatility and vise-like cohesion of the Steely Dan touring ensemble.
Tickets to the remaining eight performances can be purchased through Ticketmaster at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges, and event time and date are subject to change. For more information, visit Steely Dan's website.
Led by Fagen and Becker since 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 — including 1977's groundbreaking Aja. Steely Dan reunited in the early '90s, launching a string of sold-out tours that continue through today. In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including Album of the Year) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.