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It’s been nearly a week since the tragic passing of Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder Walter Becker. The band have been mourning the loss of their beloved member and friend, and recently had to make a difficult decision: to carry on, or take a break.
Well, the band have recently confirmed that they will carry on, and have announced a brief tour, that will sort of act as a memorial to Walter. The band will take on 11 shows in October, and is expected to hit east coast cities in the United States, before hopping across the pond and playing in the UK. Keyboardist Donald Fagen has been on tour with his solo act, so all of this will take place in the midst of his solo tour. Shortly after Becker’s death, the band and Fagen released a statement about the life of Walter and the future of the band.
“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.“- Fagen said.
It’s good to hear they are keeping their word and maintaining the tradition. See the dates of their upcoming tour down below!