Thursday, April 25, 2024

Aimee Mann Says Steely Dan Dropped Her from Summer Tour Because Their Fans Wouldn’t Like a Female Performer


Aimee Mann– I love — is on a solo tour right now. But this summer she was supposed to open for Steely Dan.

But Aimmee says in a cartoon posted to her social media that she’s been dropped because she was told Steely Dan fans wouldn’t like a female performer.

She’s not angry, but philosophical.

As a fan of both Aimee and Donald Fagen, I’m surprised. I would have loved seeing them on the same bill. They are each consummate musicians.

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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