Classic rock legends Steely Dan return to Windsor for a performance at The Colosseum on Friday, October 20. This marks the band’s first show in the city since 2014.
Genre defying Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Steely Dan combine pop hooks and harmonies to create a sound distinctly their own. Their witty and ironic lyrics, sophisticated chord sequences, and strict devotion to the recording process helped define them as one of music’s greatest bands.
The band has maintained its two staple members, guitarist Walter Becker and pianist Donald Fagen since it started in 1972, but through the years has boasted such well-known members as Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (The Doobie Brothers), Jeff Porcaro (Toto) and solo artist Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers).
Steely Dan has maintained a strong audience since their inception in the early 70s, having performed to sold-out shows around the world due to their chart-topping success and distinctive sound. They have sold over 40 million albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
The band’s album Aja became their most successful, reaching the Top five in the US charts and becoming the first of their albums to reach platinum status. Their Top 10 hits include: “Reelin’ in the Years”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, “Do It Again” and “Hey Nineteen”. They have been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and won three, including Album of the Year for Two Against Nature (2000).
The band’s last album was 2003’s Everything Must Go, which was as also released as a DVD-audio disc with a multichannel mix.
Tickets start at $55 and will go on sale at noon on Friday, August 18 at Ticketmaster or the box office.
Upcoming Colosseum shows include: Tony Orlando (Aug 10), Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson (Aug 20), Gene Simmons (Aug 25), Penn & Teller (Sept 8), Il Divo (Sept 9), Alabama (Sept 16), Million Dollar Quartet (Sept 29 and 30), deadmau5 (Oct 6), George Lopez (Oct 21) and Theresa Caputo (Nov 3).