TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, MAY 18, AT 8 A.M.
Rancho Mirage, Calif. (May 13, 2019) – One of the world’s most iconic bands, Steely Dan, will perform for the first time at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m.
Known for some of the most sophisticated and catchy songs in the canon of popular music, Steely Dan’s blend of rock, jazz, traditional pop and R&B with erudite lyrics took “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Dirty Work,” and many more hits to the realm of classic status. This will be among the most esteemed acts to take the stage at The Show and Steely Dan’s performance is not to be missed.
Steely Dan was formed by two college friends in New York, Donald Fagen (keyboards/vocals) and Walter Becker (guitar/bass), whose shared enjoyment of jazz, R&B, comic novels and science fiction led to their composing songs together as students, performing in school bands and on recording sessions, and later in the backing band for 60s pop hitmakers Jay and the Americans. Donald and Walter garnered so much experience as studio musicians, playing with some of New York’s most respected session players, that by the early 70s they were ready for their own songs to be showcased and they relocated to Los Angeles to become staff songwriters at ABC/Dunhill Records while putting their own band together for their “special material.” The original Steely Dan group included Donald, Walter, guitarists Denny Dias and Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder. Their debut album, Can’t Buy A Thrill, launched them with immediate hit singles and radio airplay and was followed throughout the decade by the albums Countdown to Ecstasy, Pretzel Logic, Katy Lied, The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho. Musicians joining the Steely Dan lineup during that era included drummer Jeff Porcaro and keyboard/vocalist Michael McDonald.
Donald and Walter decided to split up and work separately during the 1980s, each writing for and producing other artists. Donald also created the New York Rock & Soul Revue, featuring a revolving group of artists including Charles Brown, Phoebe Snow, Chuck Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and more. After Walter joined the Revue in 1992, they put together an all new Steely Dan group in 1993, becoming one of the top international touring bands worldwide. Their first new Steely Dan album in 20 years, Two Against Nature, was released in 2001 and won four Grammys including Album of the Year. That year Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In between Steely Dan tours, Donald toured with his old Rock & Soul Revue co-stars Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs in a supergroup they called the Dukes of September. He and Walter both released more solo albums as Steely Dan focused on live touring, partnering on major shows with the Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Steve Winwood and Elvis Costello and the Imposters.
Among Steely Dan’s most anticipated shows have been their annual appearances at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York. To see a band of this stature at the state of the art venue The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is a rare opportunity to be up close with true legends.
Date: Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m.
Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage.
Prices: $125-$175, based on seat location.
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Additional shows and events coming to The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage:
- Willie Nelson & Family, Saturday May 18, 8 p.m. SOLD OUT
- Rodney Carrington, Friday May 31, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $35-$55, buy here
- Christian Nodal, Friday June 7, 2019, 8 p.m, Tickets $65-$$125, buy here
- Art Laboe Summer Love Jam VIII, Saturday June 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. Tickets $45-$65, buy here
- Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $25-$35, buy here
- HUNKS – The Show: The Perfect Girls Night Out, Friday, June 28, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $15-$25, buy here
- Freestyle Jam feat: Stevie B., Trinere, Debbie Deb, Connie & Hu Shooz, Friday, July 26, 209, 8 p.m. Tickets $40-$60, buy here
- Styx, Friday August 2, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $65-95, buy here
- Sebastian Maniscalco, Friday August 16, 8 p.m. Tickets $65-$95, buy here
- Tyler Henry, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $55-$75, buy here
- Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8 p.m. Tickets $89-$199, buy here
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Show, Southern California’s premier concert theater located at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, is a stunning venue with 2,101 seats across four levels. With expansive views, and no seat more than 125 feet from the stage, there’s not a bad seat in the house. For the ultimate in luxury, 12 boxes offer catering, private bars and bottle service. Opened in 2009, The Show is celebrating 10 years of playing host to a lineup that reads like a hall of fame: Don Henley, Jerry Seinfeld, Toni Braxton, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, Sting, Alan Jackson, Tony Bennett, Martina McBride, Duran Duran, John Fogerty, ZZ Top, Goo Goo Dolls, and many more have all performed here.
ABOUT AGUA CALIENTE CASINOS
The Agua Caliente Casinos, located in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, are the Coachella Valley’s foremost resort gaming destinations. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Recommended property, ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards, and is also home to the Forbes Four-Star Sunstone Spa, ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and no. 1 in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2018. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also home to Southern California’s premier entertainment venue, The Show, which features a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs offers the newest games, a variety of table action, and high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a fabulous resort setting in historic downtown Palm Springs at the site of the area’s natural hot water springs. The Agua Caliente Casinos are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.
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