Jazz-Rock Legends Steely Dan Maintain Attainable Ticket Prices for 2015 Tour

Joe Webb

by Joe Webb

Published June 5, 2015

Multi-Grammy Award winning, super chill jazz rockers Steely Dan have been seeing consistently-priced tickets on the secondary market to their 2015 tour, according to Thus far, ticket sales have been consistently high across all shows for the Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour on the secondary market.

The Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour, which features special guest Elvis Costello and the Imposters on most dates, kicked-off in early April and is spanning the country through October.  Knowing their core audience is a devoted group, the band has crafted a special, cohesive, and rotating set list for their closing mini-residency of eight shows at the Beacon Theatre in NY, taking place October 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, & 17 of this year.

Ticket prices on the secondary market for most shows average $153, while those without Elvis Costello and the Imposters on the bill show lower prices, at $85 per ticket on average according to the Exchange. That said, ticket prices for their residency at the Beacon Theatre, on sale Friday, June 6, are shooting up quickly. Single-date tickets are still available for those performances in conjunction with the band’s unique package deals.

Not unlike 2008’s Think Fast Tour, the closing nights of Rockabye Gollie Angel will feature performances of albums The Royal Scam, Aja,Gaucho, or Greatest Hits in their entirety, as well as select hits. The closing night of the residency, a must for any die-hard Dan fan, is billed as “The Most Unforgettable Night of Whatever - Featuring Spectacular Musical Guests, Glorious Tunes and Riffage, and Whatever the Party Calls for! Parking Validated for First Dozen Diehard Fans.”

Hitting the road is par for the course for Steely Dan’s core members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, who have toured consistently over the last 12 years. Last year’s Jamalot Ever After Tour ran from early July through September, and helped reassert the band into the forefront of the music world. Owing as much to a rediscovered novelty as their unforgettable and patent sound, Steely Dan played both weekends at Coachella this past April. Ideally, the stint at the festival served to help a new audience discover Steely Dan’s unique sound, and has solidified their role in modern American music as masters of their craft.

Cerebral, unique, and more than a little quirky, Steely Dan came out of the gate in the early ’70s with several hits. Often billed as the “anti-rock” heroes that the era deserved, Steely Dan eschewed tours at the peak of their early popularity to focus exclusively on recording “perfect” music in the studio. By recording each instrument and vocal separately and mixing in a painstaking and perfectionistic way, core members Becker and Fagen carved out a reputation for being musical purists, much to their credit. Over their career, they have worked with at least 42 studio musicians and 11 producers, just to demonstrate their persnickety nature near the soundboard.

When the group disbanded in the early ’80s, a large gulf was left on the American music scene, only to be filled by the band itself some 12 years later. Since 1993, Steely Dan, in various stage incarnations, but consistently helmed by Fagen and Becker, have toured on and off, as well as crafted new and award-winning music. Their 2000 album Two Against Nature won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. In 2001, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Certainly, whether heading to New York to see them or looking for shows closer to home, Steely Dan show no signed of letting up and continue to provide new, exciting, and cerebral music for the masses.

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