C: Any more dates for the Dukes?
BS: We're taping a live show for PBS, and that's going to kick off a wider tour. The high point was being onstage with each other. We got to be sidemen! As far as choosing material, we must have exchanged hundreds of e-mails.
The biggest surprise I got is that we were looking at material from the Philadelphia Sound era, and we settled on "Love Train." I thought it would be a good song for Michael, but he and Donald pointed at me and said, "No, you're gonna sing it" (laughs). It was nice to be challenged.
Late spring/early summer/early winter dates look likely as late summer/autumn is Steely Dan touring time. Let's see:
The three Steely Dan sates announced so far are in mid- and late July. On Michael's homepage there are solo dates listed for February, late March and late June. Over on Boz Scaggs' solo dates run through mid-April with nothing in March.
February: Michael McDonald solo
March: First half free, second Michael McDonald solo
April: First half Boz Scaggs solo, second half free.
June: First half free, second half Michael McDonald solo
July: Steely Dan
As it looks right now I guess a few Dukes dates could be scheduled for late April, all of May and into June?