Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs and Donald Fagen unite for nationwide Fall tour

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    This is the story of the 2010 tour. To see information on the 2012 tour, click here.

    The "Dukes of September Rhythm Revue"

    Hits the Road Across the U.S. Beginning August 19th, 2010

    This is the story of the 2010 tour. To see information on the 2012 tour, click here.

    The "Dukes of September Rhythm Revue"

    Hits the Road Across the U.S. Beginning August 19th, 2010

    Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2010) - Distinguished readers,ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to be rolling out the red carpet for the royal sounds of "The Dukes." 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."  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.  "The Dukes of September" will launch their nationwide "Rhythm Revue" on August 19th at the Charles Ives Center in Danbury, CT, and will continue across the country throughout the fall, before wrapping on October 2nd at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV.

    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'."

    Boz Scaggs continues, "This time around, we're going a little farther afield with our trio, but the setlist in progress reflects the basic approach which is: out of the hundreds of songs we've picked out of the hat, what are the gems and how can we fit it all into a two hour show? How about Mike McDonald singing 'Hurt So Bad' by Little Anthony or doing Ray's 'Tell the Truth' or Donald Fagen doing David Ruffin's "My Whole World Ended"? And I might get to do Mink DeVille's 'Cadillac Walk' or some Curtis Mayfield. What I know for sure is that I'll have the best seat in the house."     

    Michael McDonald states, "The music of Donald Fagen (with Walter Becker) and Boz Scaggs figures heavily in memories of my early years in California. Having the privilege to take the stage with them, two of my all time favorite artists, is one thing; but because they're guys that I've shared such an ongoing history with, this makes it all the more special for me. I only hope it's nearly as much fun for the audience."

    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 go on sale to the public beginning June 18. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

    "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue" 2010 Tour

    August 19 - Danbury, CT - Charles Ives Center
    August 20 - Atlantic City, NJ - The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
    August 22 - Loudon, VA - Belmont Country Club
    August 25 - Charlotte, NC - Roadrunner Mobile Amphitheatre
    August 26 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
    August 28 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheatre
    August 29 - Richmond, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
    August 31 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre

    September 2 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
    September 3 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theatre
    September 6 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
    September 8 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
    September 10 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
    September 11 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
    September 14 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center
    September 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
    September 17 - Tunica, MS - Harrah's Tunica
    September 18 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
    September 27 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    September 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

    October 1 - San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park
    October 2 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint



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