Thursday, January 26, 2006

Look Who's Coming To Ottawa (and Toronto)

This is weird. Maybe living in Ottawa isn't so bad after all. Donald Fagen is half of Steely Dan, the band that never really was, and he's playing at the National Arts Center on March 12.

He only plays with the best of the very best.

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Fagen composes some of the trickiest stuff out there. For example, go put on Steely Dan's 'Aja', [or click the link] Fegan wrote the seven minute drum part out and hired session man Steve Gadd, who came in and sight read it flawlessly. They only did two takes and used the first one on the album. I can't imagine coming up with something that complex that let alone writing it out and having someone else play it. Fortunately, on March 12th I won't have to try.

It will be an amazing evening if you enjoy excellence.

Italics Mine

UPDATE: Fagen Itinerary For March '06

3 - Westbury, NY - North Fork Theatre
4 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
6 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
7 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
9 - Boston, MA - Opera House
10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
12 - Ottawa, Ontario - National Arts Centre
*13 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall*
15 - Cleveland, OH - Palace Theatre
16 - Detroit, MI - Opera House
18 - Chicago - Chicago Theatre
19 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
21 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
25 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort
27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 tickets for sale to this event:
Row E 26-28
I paid $173, asking $150 OBO


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