Saturday, February 24, 2024

Rikki, Don’t Lost That Ticket: Steely Dan Cancels, Reschedules Florida Tour Dates Because of COVID


Somebody with Steely Dan is reeling in the virus.

The band just canceled all their dates in Florida for their current “Absolutely Normal” tour, moving them to next year. Rikki, don’t lose that ticket: you can trade it in for the 2022 dates.

Steely Dan– which is really now just Donald Fagen since the untimely death of Walter Becker- and his band of crack musicians– was embarking on the tour up the East Coast and promoting their new live album, “Northeast Corridor.”

The tour is now postponed for 20 days, beginning October 25th in Baltimore. I’ll see in November at the great Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. All those Florida and North Carolina dates have been moved to July 2022.

Their website states: “Steely Dan have announced that they will postpone their upcoming shows in Miami, Orlando, St Petersburg, Jacksonville, North Charleston, Charlotte, and Richmond. The postponement comes out of an abundance of caution despite COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place. Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets for the newly scheduled dates, which can be seen below.”

Let’s hope for a speedy recovery and no more illness for the Dan. In the meantime, learn to work the saxophone.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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