The latest date for the 2011 tour is The Woods At Fontanel, Nashville, TN on August 19. The pre-sale date for tickets is March 9 and on-sale date is March 12.
This brings the number of shows officially announced to eight:
Jul 12 Tulsa, OK: Brady Theater
Jul 13 Thackerville, OK: Winstar Casino
Jul 23 Canandaigua, NY: Constellation Brands
Jul 26 Lenox, MA: Tanglewood
Aug 02 Columbia, MD: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 04 Durham, NC: Durham PAC
Aug 19 Nashville, TN: The Woods At Fontanel
Aug 24 St Louis MO: Fox Theatre
There's also been two rumoured shows that so far hasn't materialized:
A date at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City and still missing is the July 19 date in Cincinnati, that was up on Ticketmaster for a short while before it disappeared again.
Remember that if it isn't official it doesn't exist.
We have the names of the people making up the 2011 band. And Sam Yahel is back as the opening act for at least some of the dates, like he was in 2009.
Off the top of our heads this is what we'd like to know:
* Is this a US only tour, or will it expand to include Europe? Asia? Australia?
* Will some of the dates be whole album shows? (In 2009 select shows featured the whole of Aja or The Royal Scam albums).
* Will the setlist lean more or less towards the casual listener or longtime fan and will those old chestnuts like Josie, Hey Nineteen and My Old School be rearranged to 2011 splendour?
* If we have the facts right this is the 10 major tour for Steely Dan since the "reboot" in 1993, so will there be a commemorative stamp? Or "app"?
Check steelydan.com for links to tickets and official news and dandom.com/bluebook for fan discussions.
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