According to an April 14 article from USA Today, The Paramount, Long Island's hottest concert venue, has added Steely Dan to its fall concert lineup. Steely Dan will be performing at The Paramount on back-to-back nights this coming September.
Steely Dan, a legendary American jazz rock outlet that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, is embarking on a North American tour this summer and fall, that will take them through 47 cities in most major U.S. markets. The band will be playing at The Paramount on Sept. 13 and 14, in gigs that will serve as the only Long Island stops on the tour.
Founding members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will be backed by an eight-piece band for the upcoming tour. They have also announced they will have three backing vocalists on hand, which should bolster renditions of their top hits such as Reelin' in the Years, Hey Nineteen and Deacon Blues.
The Paramount show should be a great treat for Long Island music fans and supporters of Steely Dan, as it holds just 1,500 people. It's rare for Steely Dan to perform in such an intimate setting, so the Paramount gigs are sure to sell out quickly.
Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums across the globe, and earned Grammy Awards for Album of the Year. Their addition to the Paramount's concert lineup proves that the venue is quickly becoming the go-to spot for A-list acts to play on Long Island.
Steely Dan's upcoming tour, which is being dubbed Jamalot, takes them coast-to-coast, from Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. It's expected to be one of the top-selling tours of the year.
New York music fans interested in checking out the show can find out more about ticket details at The Paramount website. The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, in the heart of Huntington Village.