It was announced today by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker that the band’s 2015 “ROCKABYE GOLLIE ANGEL TOUR” will extend into the summer with special guest Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Steely Dan recently announced an eight-date April run, which included a booking at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that had chins wagging all across the music industry. Now, the news of these three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on the same bill will certainly set fans abuzz nationwide. The summer 2015 “ROCKABYE GOLLIE ANGEL TOUR” is set to kick off in Denver and hit DTE Energy Music Theatre On July 27th.
In addition to a set of hits and fan-favorites from Elvis Costello & The Imposters, concertgoers will be treated to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles.
Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977’s groundbreaking Aja). They reunited in the early ’90s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 2000 they released multi-Grammy winner (including “Album of the Year”) Two Against Nature, and released its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 35 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint.