Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Donald Fagen's solo tour: Expect two new songs and covers

Photo: Bon Jane

An interesting article in Wall Street Journal sheds more light on what the 2017 summer tour will consist of. Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers will treat the audience to songs from all of his four solo albums plus a few Steely Dan songs. No surprise there.

They will also do some covers. The article mentions Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" and the Beatles "I'll Cry Instead" as well as Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" and Grateful Dead's "Shakedown Street". That last one he's played live before.

Interestingly Donald Fagen will bring two new songs on the road. "Hardboiled Life" is the title of one of them.
And he has this to say about his new, young band members:

“These guys are used to jamming, so their spontaneity adds a new kind of energy and looseness to the music They have a lot of juice.”

P.S. The above photo does not include the recently added Zach Djanikian (saxophone and guitar).


angel said...

Just so you know, I will be going to the San Francisco date. Unfortunately, that means the review will be the last of the tour. Looking forward to an interesting evening, up on top of Nob Hill.

Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

Will be interesting to see your take on the SF date. How Donald and the band of youngsters perform and what they perform.
Looks like we won't make any of the solos or Steely Dan shows this year. :(
Ans after seeing Steely Dan a number of times The Nightflyers was top of our list. Hoped they'd be a couple of European dates added, but...

/The Duprees