Monday, June 14, 2010

The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue tour dates 2010

And as promised before the weekend; here's the complete tour dates for Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.

August 19 Danbury, CT Charles Ives Center
August 20 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
August 22 Loudoun, VA Belmont Country Club
August 25 Charlotte, NC Roadrunner Mobile Amphitheatre
August 26 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
August 28 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
August 29 Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
August 31 Boston, MA Wang Theatre

September 2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 3 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theatre
September 6 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
September 8 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
September 10 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
September 11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
September 14 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
September 15 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
September 17 Tunica, MS Harrah's Tunica
September 18 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
September 27 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 29 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

October 1 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
October 2 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

From the press release:

Donald Fagen explains the genesis of the tour, "Back in the early '90s, my wife (Libby Titus) was producing little shows in Manhattan restaurants featuring mostly friends -- musicians, comedians and so on. This grew into 'The New York Rock & Soul Revue' which toured nationally for two years and produced an album, Live at the Beacon Theater. The 1993 show featured, among others, Mike McDonald, Boz Scaggs and myself. The shows were such a blast that we decided to tour together again this year as the mighty 'Dukes of September.' We'll be playing the kind of R&B tunes that made us want to be musicians way back when, as well as select numbers from our personal repertoires. We've enlisted a swell group of players and singers -- in fact, I'm so excited that I just can't hide it. Be there or be square, chillin'."
Boz Scaggs continues, "This time around, we're going a little farther afield with our trio, but the setlist in progress reflects the basic approach which is: out of the hundreds of songs we've picked out of the hat, what are the gems and how can we fit it all into a two hour show? How about Mike McDonald singing 'Hurt So Bad' by Little Anthony or doing Ray's 'Tell the Truth' or Donald Fagen doing David Ruffin's "My Whole World Ended"? And I might get to do Mink DeVille's 'Cadillac Walk' or some Curtis Mayfield. What I know for sure is that I'll have the best seat in the house."
Michael McDonald states, "The music of Donald Fagen (with Walter Becker) and Boz Scaggs figures heavily in memories of my early years in California. Having the privilege to take the stage with them, two of my all time favorite artists, is one thing; but because they're guys that I've shared such an ongoing history with, this makes it all the more special for me. I only hope it's nearly as much fun for the audience."
With this year's "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," Fagen, McDonald and Scaggs are giving fans an unprecedented opportunity to hear them delve deep into their individual classic catalogs of music, along with selected hits and tributes to their influences accompanied by a crack group of top players including Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Michael White (drums); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf and Jay Collins (horns); Jim Beard (organ); plus background singers Carolyn Escoffery and Catherine Russell.
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning June 18. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

ADDED July 15:
There's an article at Billboard.com about the tour with some additional information (and ponderings). Well worth reading.

ADDED October 5: First two dates for the short December tour. Read more here.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saw The Dukes of September last night in Charlotte -- wonderful band, great background singers but way too many oldies that lost the crowd ("Love TKO," for example). Needed a few more of the hits from Scaggs, Fagen and McDonald -- especially disappointed not to hear Scaggs do "Lido Shuffle" a great, great song. Tribute to The Band was wonderful, though. All in all, a good time that could have been better.

Scott Sperling said...

I saw the Dukes in Virginia on Aug. 22. Anonymous is right that there were a couple of very obscure tunes that didn't go over really well. I was totally knocked out by the three songs from The Band. This was nearly 3 hours of superb musicians playing their asses off and having a great time doing so. I even loved their cheesy version of the Beach Boys, Help Me, Rhonda. I never got to see the NY Rock and Soul Revue, but have worn out that CD over the years. This was a great show and not to be missed!

Anonymous said...

Saw the trio at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, Sept.6th. The weather was wretched with down pours of rain, lightning and thunder and the concert started an hour later after the weather calmed down with light sprinkles. We were all excited to see them preform. They covered old songs for the first part of the show, which most of us were very disappointed. These three are such powerhouses with hours and hours of fabulous hits that they could have perfomed, and it was not till close the the end that they played some of their hits and got the crowd excited. For the money that we spent to attend, my husband and I were disappointed with the majority of the show. They should really rethink their layout for future shows. I am glad I got to see them in person because I am a huge fan of all of their work!!

Anonymous said...

dont understand all the whining about the setlist. THey could not have done more pre-tour publicity stating what they were doing.

I have seen 6 or 7 DF tours...some steely dan, NY rock & soul, or DF solo, over the past 15 yrs. always very tight, world class musicians, the groove is always on.

If you are just wanting to hear "hey 19" and other songs you remember from high school.....stay away.

But dont take it from me. Any pre-tour interviews with the artists said the same thing

Anonymous said...

Saw them September 10,2010 at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati and they were absolutely awesome! No, they didn't just perform all the hits that made them famous but that was the great part! They showed how talented they still are and how well they all play together. Best show I've been to in a very long time! Would see them again if I could! They played 5 encore songs because the audience was so receptive.

Anonymous said...

Saw the "Dukes" on the 8th in Detroit at the Fox Theatre. I also have seen a few DF tours and this just was a slightly different slice of their talent and musical interests. The most eagerly received songs and the most entertaining were from Boz. But all of the songs were very well done and you could tell these guys loved getting out of the mould of playing what everone else wanted them to play. I hope they find a way to tour again and pick wome other favorites as well!! Lota fun!!

Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

Thanks for all the comments/reviews! If they're having as much fun on stage as they look like they're having I wouldn't be surprised to see the tour extended or the Dukes "takin' it to the streets" in 2011 as well.