GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriters Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs are uniting this summer and fall to tour as “The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue,” and will bring their unique show to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, October 2. The three hit-making artists have assembled a stellar band for the occasion, and will bring the best of their mix of blue-eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B to the stage in a series of collaborative concerts. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at noon.
Donald Fagen explains the genesis of the tour, “Back in the early 90s, my wife (Libby Titus) was producing little shows in Manhattan restaurants featuring mostly friends – musicians, comedians and so on. This grew into ‘The New York Rock & Soul Revue’ which toured nationally for two years and produced an album, Live at the Beacon Theater. The 1993 show featured, among others, Mike McDonald, Boz Scaggs and myself. The shows were such a blast that we decided to tour together again this year as the mighty ‘Dukes of September.’ We’ll be playing the kind of R&B tunes that made us want to be musicians way back when, as well as select numbers from our personal repertoires. We’ve enlisted a swell group of players and singers – in fact, I’m so excited that I just can’t hide it. Be there or be square, chillin’.”
With this year’s “The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue,” Fagen, McDonald and Scaggs are giving fans an unprecedented opportunity to hear them delve deep into their individual classic catalogs of music, along with selected hits and tributes to their influences accompanied by a crack group of top players including Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Michael White (drums); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf and Jay Collins (horns); Jim Beard (organ); plus background singers Carolyn Escoffery and Catherine Russel.
Tickets, starting at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees), will be available Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.