The Nightflyers

Donald Fagen recently announced his second ever (proper) solo tour. The first was in 2006, in support of Morph the Cat. It featured many of the players from the current  Steely Dan touring band. His backing band this time around are musicians from places near Fagen’s Woodstock, New York home. The Nightflyers, named for Fagen’s debut LP The Nightly (1982), features Connor Kennedy (guitar, vocals), Lee Falco (drums, vocals), Brandon Morrison (bass, vocals) and Will Bryant (keyboards, vocals).  These are local guys, all hailing from Ulster county, but they reportedly have earned a stellar reputation in the area.  They have worked with other musicians such as Kate Pierson of the B-52s and Bill Payne of Little Feat. And from the press release, Donald and the band “… have been performing together in haunts, joints, dives, and even a few reputable establishments, up and down New York’s Hudson River Valley and beyond.”

I already have my tickets. We can expect the setlist to focus heavily on Donald’s solo material. This will almost certainly include songs from his most recent Sunken Condos (2012). But there are no horns in the band, and all four guys sing. Plus some of the venues are a bit smaller and more intimate than the ones Steely Dan typically plays.  Should definitely be a bit different. I’m very excited.


Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers 2017 Tour Dates

August 3-4 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
August 8 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Gleason
August 9 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
August 12 – Saint Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
August 14 – Montgomery, AL @ Montgomery Performing Arts Center
August 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
August 17 – Wilmington, NC @ Cape Fear Stage
August 19 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
August 20 – Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
August 22 – Louisville, KY @ The Palace
August 23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
August 25 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
August 26 – New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino
August 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
August 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
August 31 – Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre
September 2 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
September 3 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
September 12 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
September 15 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
September 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic
September 20 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Festival Hall
September 22 – Nagoya, Japan @ International Conference Center
September 23-24 – Yokohama, Japan @ Yokohama Blue Note Jazz Fest

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