Thursday, March 29, 2007

Steely Dan 2007: Stockholm, Sweden? Maybe...

In our desperate (?) hunt for confirmation of that rumoured Steely Dan gig at the Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden in July, we've found yet another sign that point in that direction. Showtime Tickets list July 17 as the date. The very same date that was prematurely posted on band member Jeff Young's homepage earlier this month.

We're still waiting for the date to be added to's tour page or Stockholm Jazz Festival announcing the full line-up of artists. Whatever comes first. The festival homepage states that the full program will be out in April. Let's hope it's April 1 or soon thereafter.

Also: Public service radio broadcaster Swedish Radio ran a news item a couple of days ago saying that negotiations for a possible show are taking place. (Link to the news item in Swedish).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Steely Dan 2007: Pori, FInland announced today

Today Pori Jazz Festival in Finland announced the artists for this year and it is now official; Steely Dan will play on July 21. Tickets go on sale April 4.

Full festival info:

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Weekend music: Salem Al Fakir

A dose of Swedish music from a guy cute enough to charm the young girls and with music skills to woo the 30+ guys. It's a winning concept.

Here's the video to Dream Girl:

A couple of live things:

Have a great weekend!

Sara & Rebecka play Steely Dan live

That's Rebecka Törnqvist & Sara Isaksson pictured to the right.
Late last year they released a CD of Steely Dan covers; Fire In The Hole.
We interviewed them and they said that they would maybe take the covers out on the road for a few live gigs in 2007.

News has been sparse as in non-exsistent and they've kept a low-low-low profile after the record came out. So we were surprised to hear that they appeared as one of the opening act for Swedish artist Tomas Andersson Wij when he started his tour of Sweden this month. Sadly Rebecka and Sara won't join him for the full tour, but just do a few of the dates in or close to Stockholm .

More on Fire In The Hole (including a couple of links to videos) here.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Steely Dan tour Japan in August/September!

Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka will get a visit when Steely Dan continues touring this autumn. Here are the dates from

August 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24: Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
August 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, Sep 01: Billboard Live Osaka - Osaka, Japan
September 03, 04, 05: Billboard Live Fukuoka - Fukuoka, Japan

Last time Steely Dan played in Japan was back in 2000.

Steely Dan Europe: Add Denmark to the list!

Confirmed: Falkoner Theater,Copenhagen, Denmark on 23 July. Tickets go on sale Monday 26 March.

That brings the total number of shows in Europe to 11. Six still missing out of the total 17 posted earlier this month.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Steely Dan Europe: Belgium & Italy confirmed

Two more added to the European tour:

Jul 09 - Forest National - Brussels, Belgium (Tickets on sale NOW!)
Jul 28 - Piazza Lucca - Lucca, Italy (Tickets go on sale 23 March)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Smooth and snowy Sunday

We've had a nice week with the sun making a real return and the snow melting. I believe spring is just around the corner. However, yesterday we got some cold weather including snow. Not that aggressive type, but more silently, slowly floating towards ground type of snow. And after a Saturday with a few St. Patricks Day's beers, this Sunday better bring nothing but soothing music. So it all added up to this:

Donald Fagen: Snowbound

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Donald Fagen: "We can't wait to visit Liverpool again, ...

... with it’s very special place in pop and rock history, it’s one of those cities that always mean that little bit extra to all musicians.”

A quote from two different articles; one from the U.K. music magzine Uncut and one from The Liverpool Echo. It's all about the Livepool gig, and I used the quote here to focus on the fact that Donald and Walter must be "mentally prepared" for the European gigs regardless of the fact that no dates have been confirmed on the official page.

Just to clarify things: Steely Dan never played Liverpool before. The scheduled date back in 1974 was cancelled. But that doesn't mean Donald and Walter didn't take the time to visit the hometown of The Beatles and various other Liverpool groups.

UPDATE March 16: The following European dates now officially on!

Jul 05 - NIA - Birmingham UK
Jul 06 - Aintree Pavilion, Liverpool, UK
Jul 07 - Hammersmith Apollo - London UK
Jul 10 - Le Grand Rex - Paris France
Jul 15 - Zitadelle - Berlin Germany
Jul 19 - Molde Jazz Festival - Molde Norway
Jul 24 - Stadtpark - Hamburg Germany
Jul 25 - Museumplatz - Bonn Germany

Steely Dan 2007 tour: Official press release + tickets for UK dates go on sale

There's a press release on about the Heavy Rollers U.S. tour. Check it out here!

"Originally planned as a 21-city tour, promoters have been racing to add dates nationwide to meet ticket demand."

So that's the complete tour posted then. All 24 dates:

May 05 - Beale Street Music Festival - Memphis, TN
May 06 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA
May 08 - Seminole Hard Rock Live - Hollywood FL

May 09 - Barbara Mann PAH - Ft. Myers, FL
May 11 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta GA
May 12 - Hard Rock Live Orlando - Orlando FL

May 14 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater FL
May 15 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater FL
May 17 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville CT

May 18 - Chevrolet Theatre - Wallingford, CT
May 21 - Beacon Theater - New York NY
May 22 - Beacon Theater - New York NY

May 24 - Tower Theater - Upper Darby PA
May 25 - Tower Theater - Upper Darby PA
May 26 - Borgata Casino Event Center - Atlantic City NJ

May 29 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston MA
May 30 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston MA
Jun 01 - Turning Stone Casino - Verona NY

Jun 02 - Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls NY
Jun 04 - Freedom Hill - Detroit MI
Jun 05 - Toledo Zoo - Toledo OH

Jun 07 - Wolf Trap - Vienna VA
Jun 08 - nTelos Wireless Amphitheatre - Portsmouth VA
Jun 10 - Beacon Theater - New York NY

A couple of news bits regarding records from Steely Dan ends the press-release:

The Dan's extraordinary, three-decade-plus catalog of smash songs is also captured on The Best of Steely Dan: The Millennium Collection, due October 2 on Universal Records, and The Donald Fagen Trilogy Collection coming out May 22 on Rhino Records.

So another hits compilation? And we finally get a date for the Fagen trilogy.

Signs of life over on Walter Becker's MySpace page. The blog entry is the press release, but still...

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Onwards! And we go to that unconfirmed but rumoured tour of Europe. And find that tickets for three UK shows are offered by ticketmaster.

July 5 Nia, Birmingham (£40 - 45) - on sale now
July 6 Aintree Pavillion, Liverpool (£27.50 - 48.50 or VIP £172) - on sale March 16
July 7 Hammersmith Apollo, London (£40 - 45) - on sale now

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Steely Dan tour: One new U.S. show + tickets for Paris, France on sale

Not content playing two dates at The Beacon Theatre in New York in May, Steely Dan has added a third. The date is June 10 and tickets go on sale this Friday; March 16.

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Europe then?

As we type this tickets for Le Grand Rex, Paris, France on July 10 are selling for 45, 56, 78 and 100 Euros over at

A note of warning: Even though tickets for a couple of European shows are on sale, no official announcement of any European tour has been made by the band.
Shows could be moved or cancelled.
That being said, chances of Steely Dan playing Europe this summer look promising, nes pas?

Also: We have no means of checking the quality of service offered by the ticket companies that we link to. But you know as well as we do that when surfing the Internet you'e wise to proceed with caution. Especially when it comes to buying stuff like tickets.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Steely Dan 2007 European tour: German dates!

Goal: Trying to get those rumoured European dates confirmed and catch the tickets as they go on sale.

So far we have the July 19 date in Molde, Norway. Tickets have been on sale for more than a week now.

New today: Things seem to be stirring in Germany! Here's a comment to our Sunday blog post:

Anonymous said...

Tickets for the Berlin concert on Juli 15th are available at I just ordered 2 first-row seats!

And yes; they're there. Priced at 53, 61 or 70 Euros. Here's a direct link.

A quick look at Germany's Ticketmaster; Kartenhaus, shows that they have all three rumoured German dates listed, but so far no tickets for sale. Here's a direct link.

15.07.07 BERLIN - Zitadelle Spandau

24.07.07 HAMBURG - Stadtpark Freilichtbühne

25.07.07 BONN - Kunst+ Ausstellungshalle (Museumsplatz)

And that's the way things stand right now. Feel free to share any info by adding a comment or mailing

Lou Reed brings Berlin to Europe

He did it in New York in December last year. Then in Sydney, Australia in January.
Now comes the time for Lou Reed to perform his 1973 album Berlin live in Europe.

But he's not alone on stage. He's joined by his band, a string and horn section plus a children's choir.

Holland, France, Germany, Britain and Italy are the countries where he'll perform the full album and here are the cities who gets a visit in June:

June 18 Brussels: Forest National
20 Amsterdam: Heineken Music Hall
23 Paris: Palais de Congress
26 Berlin: Tempodrom
30 London: Hammersmith Apollo
July 01 London: Hammersmith Apollo
03 Lyon: Grand Théâtre Romain de Fourvière
06 Rome: Il Parco della Musica
08 Arezzo: Piazza Grande

Tickets for the London dates go on sale this Friday. Check the press release for full information on tickets and on-sale dates.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Steely Dan 2007 tour. As it looks this Sunday

Here's the officially announced and confirmed dates as of Sunday March 11:

5 May Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
6 May New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA
8 May Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, FL
9 May Barbara Mann PAH Ft Myers, FL
11 May Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
12 May Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
14 May Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater FL
15 May Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
17 May Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
18 May Chevrolet Theatre Wallingford, CT
21 May The Beacon New York, NY
22 May The Beacon New York, NY
24 May Tower Theater Upper Darby (Philly), PA
01 June Turning Stone Casino Verona NY
02 June Seneca Niagara Casino Niagara Falls NY

Go to for links to tickets or info on when they go on sale.


19 July Molde Jazz Festival, Norway (tickets on sale here!)

As far as the rest of the European tour dates go we'll just have to wait for official news. Either on or the different arena's homepages.
Example: Suggested Scandinavian dates at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland and Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden should be known to be true or not when they announce the full festival program; March 27 (Pori) and sometime in April (Stockholm).

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Steely Dan 2007 tour. Right now.

First of all there's the officially announced dates that can be seen over on

The same dates can be seen listed on with two exceptions; the May 24 - Tower Theater - Upper Darby PA is not on Donald's page. Instead it lists

May 5 - Beale Street Fest - Memphis, TN! UPDATE March 8: ...and it's gone. Will it return?

UPDATE March 9: Yes, It will and it did. The May 5 gig in Memphis is now official and posted on both and

That's a date that was on band member Jeff Young's homepage for a day or two together with the unofficial list of European dates.
As far as Europe goes tickets for one show; July 19 - Molde Jazz Festival in Norway, has been on sale since March 5.

Norway earlier this evening...

Monday, March 05, 2007

Actor sings his way onto Radio Dupree playlist!

Samuel contemplating the Radio Dupree add...

We've all had to face singers who try to be actors and vice versa. Usually with less that satisfying results. And right here we could here list a few of those misfires, but let's move and mention a fresh arrival that pulls it off. His name? Samuel L. Jackson!

A successful actor of more than 90 movies, he plays a blues player named Lazarus in the new movie Black Snake Moan. And learned to play the guitar enough to be on a couple of tracks on the soundtrack.
Radio Dupree just got a promo of one song; Stackolee, albeit in two versions; the clean and the dirty.
We listened to the rough blues guitar and Samuel's talk-song delivery and immediately decided to add it to our playlist. Samuel's blues delivery works. And we're looking forward to hearing the rest of the soundtrack as well as seeing the movie. We've always liked Samuel and his co-star in Black Snake Moan is another of our favourites; Christina Ricci!
Samuel playin' the blues. (That's not Radio Dupree but Christina Ricci clinging to his knee.)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Tickets for Steely Dan in Norway on sale today

With all the unsupported "facts", "inside information" and rumours flying about we subscibe to the idea that if it's not on it's not official. What if it's on current keyboard player Jeff Young's homepage? Close, but still not 100 percent.

So let's just say it looks likely that Steely Dan will do a European tour in July, hitting a few jazz festivals. In fact, one of those jazz festival gigs can be called more than a rumour. And as of 9 a.m. Central European Time today you can buy tickets to the show at Molde Jazz Festival i Norway July 19.
Steely Dan gets a shared billing with Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint. Tickets priced at 480:- + a 20:- fee. It adds up to 500 Norwegian kronor = $81 = £42 = 120 German Mark or 62 Euros.
It's outdoors and unnumbered. Here's a direct link to the Norwegian version of Ticketmaster:


And here's a link to Molde Jazz Festival. Very little info in English so far and Steely Dan, Elvis & Allen are the first and only artists mentioned of the 2007 lineup. The complete program will be posted late March.

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Here's the right way to recieve the news of a Steely Dan show in your hometown:

(Photo: Bjørn Brunvoll)
(Click for larger image)

That's Kolbjørn Venås, drum teacher and musician interviewed by the local Norwegian newspaper Romsdals Budstikke.

The headline reads "Steely Dan-fan cheers" and the article starts off by saying that Kolbjørn felt chills down his spine when he heard the news that Steely Dan is scheduled to play Molde Jazz Festival July 19.

He has a hard time to rank the Steely Dan albums, but pressed by the reporter he picks Gaucho as his absolute favourite. It was the first Steely Dan album he heard back in the mid-80s.

The newspaper has a webcam showing downtown Molde:

(Click on the pic for a live updated larger image)

Steely Dan 2007 tour: Europe this summer!

This must be as close you can get to it being official:

Head on over to keyboard player Jeff Young's homepage and you'll find a complete list of Steely Dan dates!

Update March 4: The dates are no longer on Jeff's homepage. Let us think of them as friends who suddenly went away leaving us hoping for their swift and safe return...
And in the meantime we can rest our eyes and minds on the dates below that still exsist as memories of those departed friends.

After the U.S. part of the 2007 tour ends in early June it's off to Europe starting in Birmingham on the 4 of July. A couple more dates in Britain and then follows France, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Italy. A total of 17 dates throughout July!


Here's the complete list of shows:

5 - Memphis - Beale Street Fest
6 - New Orleans - Jazz Fest
8 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Casino

9 - Ft Myers FL - Barbara Mann
11 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain
12 - Orlando - Hard Rock

14 - Clearwater - Ruth Eckerd
17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
18 - Wallingford, CT - Chevy Theatre

21 & 22 - NYC - Beacon
24 & 25 - Philadelphia - Tower Theatre
26 - Atlantic City - Borgata

29 & 30 - Boston - Bank of America Pavillion

1 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino
2 - Niagra Falls, NY - Seneca Niagra
4 - Detroit - Freedom Hill

5 - Toledo - Zoo
7 - Vienna, VA - Wolftrap

4 - Birmingham Academy
5 - London - Hammersmith
6 - Liverpool, Liverpool Pops

8 - Paris - Grand Rex
9 - Brussles - Forest National
11- Vienna - TBA

13 - Stuttgardt - Jazz Festival
14 - Rotterdam - North Sea Jazz Festival
15 - Berlin - Zitadelle

17 - Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden
19 - Molde Jazz Festival,
Norway - Tickets on sale Saturday March 3
21 - Pori Jazz Festival,

23 - Copenhagen - Falkoner Theater
24 - Hamburg - Stadt Park
25 - Bonn - Museum Platz

27 - Lucerne - Blue Balls Jazz Festival
28 - Lucca - Piazza Lucca

Friday, March 02, 2007

Updated: Radio Dupree homepage

So in the post below we said we'd update on Saturday. But we're ready to go now even though it's still Friday. Visit Radio Dupree for more information on what the connection between this upcoming April album from veteran group Tangerine Dream and our Album of the Month is:

You can also learn the basics of "wyatting" and enter our latest little competition.

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And here's a little Weekend Music in the form of Swedish prog band Made In Sweden playing Our Man on a German music show a few decades ago. Just click the pic!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

March update coming up

A new month means an updated Radio Dupree homepage!
All the usual stuff with a couple of surprises.
Our Album of the month is one of those suprises.

So when can you expect the update? Saturday.
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Steely Dan 2007 tour: Latest update

Here's the known shows/venues so far.

Dates in bold type = New since last report.
* = Officially announced shows. All the rest just rumoured.

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* May 06 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana

* May 08 - Seminole Hard Rock Live - Hollywood, Florida

* May 09 - Barbara Mann PAH - Ft. Myers, Florida

* May 11 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta, Georgia

* May 12 - Hard Rock Live Orlando - Orlando, Florida

* May 14 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, Florida

* May 17 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Connecticut

* May 18 - Chevrolet Theatre - Wallingford, Connecticut

* May 21 - Beacon Theater - New York, New York

* May 22 - Beacon Theater - New York, New York

* May 24 - Tower Theater - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

May 29th Boston, Massachusetts

May 30th Boston, Massachusetts

* Jun 01 - Turning Stone Casino - Verona, New York

* Jun 02 - Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls, NY

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Check for the latest updates as well as info on and links to tickets.