Steely Dan band was founded in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in 1972. The founding members of the band are two musician friends; Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. They were later joined by different accomplished musicians such as guitarist Jeff Baxter, singer David Palmer, bass guitarist Wilton Felder, drummer Jim Hodder and percussionist Royce Jones. Over the years Steely Dan underwent a number of lineup changes and currently Fagen and Becker are its only active members. The band makes use of a variety of gifted session musicians for their recordings. Among these are guitarist Elliott Randall, saxophonist Wilton Felder, keyboardist Michael Omartian and percussionist Victor Feldman. Steely Dan has been associated with a number of popular recording labels such as the MCA, Warner Bros Records, Giant and Reprise Records.
In a career spanning over four decades Steely Dan has released nine studio albums. Their debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill was released in 1972 by the ABC Records. The band then went on to release platinum and gold certified hit albums. These include Countdown to Ecstasy, Pretzel Logic, Katy Lied, Royal Scam and Gaucho. The highest selling album by the band is Aja. This album was released by the ABC Records and sold over two million copies in the US alone. It also earned a 2x platinum certification. It went 2x platinum in Canada and silver in the UK. Till date this is highest Billboard charting album by Steely Dan.
Everything Must Go is the latest studio album by Steely Dan. It was released in 2003 by the Reprise Records. This album reached number nine on the Billboard chart. Some live albums by Steely Dan are Citizen Steely Dan, Found Studio tracks, The Very Best of Steely Dan, The Very Best of Steely Dan: Do It Again and The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Year.
Steely Dan has released some amazing chart hitting singles like “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Dallas Sail the Waterway,” “My Old School” and “FM(No Static at All).” The band has garnered a reputation for its perfectionism while recording music in studio. It has collaborated with a variety of artists and bands such as Larry Carlton, Toto, Jay and the Americans, Lee Ritenour and Doobie Brothers. Steely Dan tickets are now available.
To enjoy hit numbers of Steely Dan such as “Do It Again,” “My Old School,” “Bad Sneakers,” “Peg,” “Josie,” and “The Fez,” you need to be at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. The venue is termed as a music landmark and has hosted concerts of legends like Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. Steely Dan is ready to perform at the Capitol Theater. Cheap Steely Dan tickets are now available so purchase them quickly.