After hitting the road hard for their “Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven” tour in 2011, legendary jazz-rock act Steely Dan took 2012 off. We’ve been awaiting word on whether the band would tour in 2013 and we’ve got our first major sign that they will indeed return to the road.
When the schedule for Chicago area summer stage Ravinia Festival’s 2013 season came out, Steely Dan was among the acts listed. Steely Dan will play the Highland Park, Illinois venue on August 1st and 2nd. Tickets for Steely Dan at Ravinia are currently available through the venue’s website with a donation. The public onsale will start on April 25th.
As of now, those are the only Steely Dan Summer ’13 dates we can find, but you can be assured the band won’t regroup just to play a pair of shows near Chicago. Expect a full slate of dates to be announced soon. We’d love to see them continue to add themes to their performances such as the Aja and rarities shows they performed earlier this decade. We’ll keep you posted.