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Jazz-rock icons Steely Dan bring ‘Mood Swings’ tour to the Pearl at Palms Aug 23

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are hitting the road with their Mood Swings 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day tour which includes a stop at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 23. Tickets go on sale May 4.

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Since their formation in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide resulting in seven platinum albums between 1972 and 1980. In 1977, the groundbreaking album Aja was released and featured classics like ‘Peg’ and ‘Deacon Blues’. Other Steely Dan hits include ‘Reelin’ in the Years,’ ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,’ ‘and ‘Hey Nineteen’.

In 1981, Becker and Fagen announced that they were taking a hiatus. While Becker moved to Hawaii and became an "avocado rancher and self styled critic of the contemporary scene," Fagen released his 1982 platinum solo album Nightfly which featured the Top 20 hit ‘I.G.Y.’.

It would not be until 1993 when the two would reform and in the early 1990s the group launched several sold-out tours. In 2000 they released Two Against Nature which garnered several Grammys including Album of the Year. The following year in 2001, Steel Day was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This was different. This was live. This was vibrant. This was a cascade of color carried along by Fagen, Becker, eight brilliant supporting musicians and three superb backing vocalists.” - The Chicago Sun-Times

Becker and Fagen will be joined on stage with a fabulous band of talented musicians known as The Bipolar Allstars which feature Jon Herington on guitar, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards and Keith Carlock on drums. In addition to the band, supplying backing vocals will be The Borderline Brats. With this incredible ensemble, concertgoers will be treated to an amazing catalog of music spanning four decades of grooves, harmonies and solos.

Everyone gathered…was a believer — and they were treated to something close to rapture.” - LA Times

Steely Dan and the Mood Swings 2013 tour will take over The Pearl at the Palms on August 23 at 8p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $80, plus any additional fees.

To purchase tickets, visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, at Ticketmaster or online at

The Box Office is open daily from noon to 7 p.m.


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