Walter Becker and Donald Fagen to play first UK show in years
US rock veterans Steely Dan have announced that they will headline a one-off UK show in Liverpool on July 6.
The show is part of the city’s Summer Pops festival, taking place at Aintree Racecourse, and which already boasts Amy Winehouse, Deacon Blue, OMD and McFly as headliners.
Founding members Of Steely Dan, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have not played in Liverpool since their 70s hey day and are looking forward to returning to revel in their four decade catalogue with a ten-piece band.
Donald Fagen said: “We can’t wait to visit Liverpool again, with it’s very special place in pop and rock history, it’s one of those cities that always mean that little bit extra to all musicians.”
The concert will also ironically see Steely Dan perform the night after another of their biggest admirers, Liverpool favourites Deacon Blue, who take their name from a classic Steely Dan song.
Promoter for Summer Pops, Chas Cole said: “The beauty of hosting the Pops in Liverpool is that we can attract legendry acts of the calibre of Steely Dan. The bill is now really starting to take shape, there’s a real buzz starting to build about this year’s event, and there’s going to be a very exciting announcement still to come this week.”
Steely Dan are currently on an extensive tour of North America. No word , as yet, if further UK dates will be announced.
Tickets for Steely Dan at Summer Pops will go on sale next Friday (March 23) at 9am.